A gripping narrative history of the Spanish family whose lives intertwined with those of Neruda, Dalí, Picasso, and Bolaño.
In this absorbing and atmospheric historical narrative, journalist Aaron Shulman takes us deep into the circumstances and legacy of the Spanish Civil War through the lives, loves, and poetry of the Paneros, Spain’s most compelling and eccentric family, whose members intermingled memorably with many of the twentieth century’s most storied figures
in art, literature, and politics. Weaving cultural history and biography, and brought together with vivid storytelling and striking images, The Age of Disenchantments sheds new light on the romance and intellectual ferment of the prewar era in Spain while revealing the enduring devastation of the war and the Franco dictatorship, followed by the country’s vibrant transition to democracy.
A searing tale of love and hatred, art and ambition, and freedom and oppression, The Age of Disenchantments is a chronicle of a family who modeled their lives (and deaths) on the works of art that most obsessed and inspired them, and who, in turn, profoundly affected the culture and society around them.