The Valley of the Fallen

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Yale University Press
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5.2 X 7.7 X 1.0 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Carlos Rojas is an award-winning novelist, art historian, and creator of visual works of art. He is also Charles Howard Candler Professor of Spanish Emeritus at Emory University. He lives in Atlanta. Edith Grossman has received an array of awards for her translations by authors including Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, and Miguel de Cervantes.


"Entwining different timelines, Carlos Rojas's The Valley of the Fallen links Goya's prophetic visions to the modern history of Spain and the life of his biographer."--Ben Eastham, TLS
"A writer of unusual range . . . The oneiric plays a fundamental part in much of Rojas's work, and in The Valley of the Fallen it is a permeable membrane through which history and the present communicate, at first in snatches, until reality breaks down and the characters grow aware of their frailty, their subservience to the hidden whims of a friend they call R., a stand-in for Rojas himself."--Adrian Nathan West, New York Review of Books
"Spanish novelist and art historian Rojas delivers a politically charged, time-shifting portrait of the painter Francisco Goya in a time of Repression . . . a complex but rewarding meditation on the monstrous dreams of reason."--Kirkus Reviews
"Fascinating . . . artfully constructed . . . an exceptional artist-portrait, a very fine and thorough picture of Goya and his art--and an even more exceptional novel of and commentary on Spain . . . Timeless . . . A great novel."--M.A. Orthofer, Complete Review