The Things We've Seen


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4.9 X 7.6 X 1.3 inches | 1.05 pounds
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About the Author

Agustín Fernández Mallo was born in La Coruña in 1967, and is a qualified physicist. In 2000 he formulated a self-termed theory of 'post-poetry' which explores connections between art and science. His Nocilla Trilogy, published between 2006 and 2009, brought about an important shift in contemporary Spanish writing and paved the way for the birth of a new generation of authors, known as the 'Nocilla Generation'. His essay Postpoesía: hacia un nuevo paradigma was shortlisted for the Anagrama Essay Prize in 2009. In 2018 his long essay Teoría general de la basura (cultura, apropiación, complejidad) was published by Galaxia Gutenberg, and in the same year his latest novel, The Things We've Seen, won the Biblioteca Breve Prize.


'A narrative conception that transforms the reality of the past century into a fiction replete with unusual images combining poetry and science, history and politics. A moving structure animated by sporting ambitions, the novel traces out a tragicomic map of our contemporary world.'
-- The jury of the Biblioteca Breve Prize 2018

'War Trilogy confirms Fernández Mallo as one of the leading Spanish-language writers today, a master of a style and of a world each absolutely his own.'
-- Jorge Carrión, New York Times in Spanish, Top 10 Novels of 2018

'One of the most significant Spanish novels of the last decade.'
-- La Tercera

'War Trilogy is the Galician poet and novelist's most ambitious work to date. A novel of ideas that melds literary forms in order to discuss time, silence, and the itinerant, migrant character of all humankind, not to mention love. A map of the contemporary world.'
-- Winston Manrique, WMagazine

'A gradual weaving together goes on between the triptych that forms the Trilogy, and a point comes at which the poetry of the whole dawns -- erupts -- on the reader. In that moment, the turbid layers of technology and discourse that occlude the past fall from your eyes. Somewhere between archaeologists and technophiliacs, and simultaneously bearers of all of Europe's long past, the characters in War Trilogy return from places where time stands still, as though they have been plunged into the void or some place where time simply does not pertain.'
-- Clarín