The City of Marvels

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988 - Fiction - 418 pages
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In 1886 Onofre Bouvila arrives in Barcelona to begin his career as anarchist, salesman, burglar, filmmaker, and commercial-political deal maker, a career that parallels Barcelona's growth into a World's Fair city

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A modern picaresque tale that traces the meteoric rise of unscrupulous Onofre Bouvila from two-bit charlatan to movie mogul, culminating in his "marvelous'' demise, Mendoza's novel appears for the ... Read full review

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Interesting span of the turn of the last century and the rise of franco in barcelona through serious catalan spectacles. Read full review


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