Waiting for Robert Capa: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Sep 27, 2011 - Fiction - 208 pages
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An extraordinary novel of love, war, and art, based on the turbulent real-life romance of legendary photojournalists Gerda Taro and Robert Capa

Artists, Jews, nonconformists, exiles. Gerta Pohorylle meets André Friedmann in Paris in 1935 and is drawn to his fierce dedication to justice, journalism, and the art of photography. Assuming new names, Gerda Taro and Robert Capa travel together to Spain, Europe’s most harrowing war zone, to document the rapidly intensifying turmoil of the Spanish Civil War. In the midst of the peril and chaos of brutal conflict, a romance for the ages is born, marked by passion and recklessness . . . until tragedy intervenes.

Already published to international acclaim, Waiting for Robert Capa is an exhilarating tale of art and love—and a moving tribute to all those who risk their lives to document the world’s violent transformations.

 

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WAITING FOR ROBERT CAPA

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Love and photography bring two young exiles together in this based-on-fact real-life tragic romance.When two young refugees meet in Paris in 1935, the world seems to be falling apart. Both Gerta ... Read full review

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Waiting for Robert Capa is both a puzzling book and an alluring one. It contains gorgeous, vivid descriptions of life in Paris and Spain in the ‘30s. It has long philosophical musings on war and ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
17
Section 4
29
Section 5
37
Section 6
45
Section 7
51
Section 8
59
Section 14
109
Section 15
117
Section 16
127
Section 17
133
Section 18
139
Section 19
147
Section 20
155
Section 21
165

Section 9
67
Section 10
75
Section 11
83
Section 12
93
Section 13
101
Section 22
173
Section 23
185
Section 24
193
Section 25
199
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About the author (2011)

Susana Fortes is a native of Spain. Her novels have been translated into almost twenty languages, and she is the winner of numerous literary awards, including the Premio Nuevos Narradores, the Premio Primavera, the Premio de la Crítica, and, for Waiting for Robert Capa, the Premio Fernando Lara. She is a regular contributor to El País as well as various cinema and literature magazines.

Susana Fortes es licenciada en Geografía e Historia. En 1994 ganó el Premio Nuevos Narradores con su primera novela, Querido Corto Maltés. Luego fue finalista del Premio Primavera 2001 con Fronteras de arena y finalista del Premio Planeta 2003 con El amante albanés, una novela que se convirtió en bestseller en España. La traducción en inglés, The Albanian Affairs, ha conseguido el tercer premio del Book of the Year Awards 2006. Sus obras han sido traducidas a diez idiomas. Actualmente vive en Valencia, donde compagina la enseñanza con el periodismo y la literatura.

Adriana Lopez was the founding editor of Críticas magazine, Publishers Weekly's Spanish-language sister publication. Lopez's work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post, among other publications. A member of the PEN American Center, she lives in New York City.

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