In the Night of Time The Spanish Civil War is a big topic that requires a big canvas. Molina's epic, tragic tale of one man's experiences in love and war… In the Night of Time The Spanish Civil War is a big topic that requires a big canvas. Molina's epic, tragic tale of one man's experiences in love and war… 2013-12-03 Fiction Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Book Review

In the Night of Time (2013)

IN THE NIGHT OF TIME Antonio Munoz Molina
IN THE NIGHT OF TIME Antonio Munoz Molina
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Dec 03, 2013; Writer: Antonio Munoz Molina; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Spanish Civil War is a big topic that requires a big canvas. Molina's epic, tragic tale of one man's experiences in love and war — a bourgeois architect is shaken to the core by his homeland's changing politics and an adulterous tryst with an American woman — gives its subject the space it deserves and renders it vibrantly with intoxicating prose. Unfortunately, as with most intoxicants, too much gives you a hangover. The swirlingly ornate writing style and nonchronological plotting lend In the Night of Time the pace of a narcotized elephant. B-

Originally posted Jan 02, 2014 Published in issue #1293 Jan 10, 2014 Order article reprints
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