Spanish Language novel by Francisco Umbral
Los Metales Nocturnos (Night Metals)
Publisher: Editorial Planeta 2003
Theme: Contemporary Novel
Collection: Spanish and Latin American Authors
Number of pages: 200
Hardcover with dust jacket
Condition: Used very Good. Covers and dust jacket in pristine condition, no marks on DJ or internally. A very good clean crisp copy.
Sinopsis de Los metales nocturnos:
En una noche de agosto cualquiera, en un Madrid decadente y neonazi, socialista y fascista, un escritor sale a las calles en busca de sí mismo o quizá sólo en busca de la propia noche. A su alrededor, el mundo va tejiendo una trama, que le envolverá entre putas viejas y jóvenes, camellos y narcos, muertos y suicidas, juego, sexo y droga, amigos y enemigos, gitanos y payos, policía, cárcel. Así, y mientras dura la eterna noche en que la luna se ha parado como un reloj, el escritor ve cómo su nombre pasa de los suplementos literarios a las páginas de sucesos para terminar encontrando su propio yo.
Synopsis of Night Metals:
On any given August night, in a decadent and neo-Nazi, socialist and fascist Madrid, a writer takes to the streets in search of himself or perhaps only in search of his own night. Around it, the world is weaving a plot, which will wrap you between old and young whores, camels and narcos, dead and suicidal, game, sex and drugs, friends and enemies, gypsies and clowns, police, jail. Thus, and while the eternal night in which the moon has stopped like a clock lasts, the writer sees how his name passes from literary supplements to the pages of events to end up finding his own self.
About the Author
Born: Madrid, May 11, 1935
Died: Boadilla del Monte, August 28, 2007
Human and social sciences , Literary novel , News , Contemporary novel , Erotic , Poetry
Francisco Umbral was born on May 11, 1935 in Madrid, and since the sixties he devoted himself, professionally, to literature and journalism. He has been defined as "the best prose writer in Spanish of the century". His novel Mortal y Rosa (1975) is considered one of the masterpieces of the second half of the twentieth century. He died in Boadilla del Monte (Madrid) on August 28, 2007.