Exile, Writer, Soldier, Spy

Jorge Semprun
Product Number: EB00747925
Released: Jan 11, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781628729184
Publisher: Arcade
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Description

In this gripping, authoritative biography, Soledad Fox Maura reveals the tumultuous true-life story of the Oscar-nominated screenwriter responsible for Z and The War Is Over. A man of many faces, Jorge SemprAn perfectly personified the struggles and successes of twentieth-century Europe. SemprAn enjoyed a privileged childhood as the grandson of Spanish prime minister, Antonio Maura, until his world was shattered by the political strife of the Spanish Civil War and he went into exile. Facing dangers rarely seen outside the action movies of Hollywood, SemprAn adopted a resilient spirit and rebel's stance. He fought with the French Resistance in World War II and survived imprisonment at Buchenwald. After the war, he became an organizing member of the exiled Spanish communist party, maintaining the appearance of a normal civilian life while keeping one step ahead of Francisco Franco's secret police for years. SemprAn later put his experiences on paper, becoming an internationally acclaimed author and screenwriter. In this skillfully crafted biography, SemprAn's life reads as easily as the best thriller, and has the same addictive rush as watching an edge-of-your-seat mini-series.

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