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A novel of the Spanish Civil War

by David De La Torre

In Love in the time of killing, The Economist reviews the recently translated novel In the Night of Time by Antonio Muñoz Molina.

It is the uncomfortable truth of Spain’s descent into collective madness and slaughter in the summer of 1936 that Antonio Muñoz Molina seeks to uncover in this sweeping, magisterial novel that was first published five years ago and has only just been translated into English. “In the Night of Time” is a story of conflict between reason and passion, and of multiple betrayals, some more or less voluntary, some unavoidable. It comes with excruciating moral dilemmas attached. [more]