Spain: A Traveler's Literary Companion

Overview

Explore Spain's rich literary landscape with some of the country's best contemporary writers. Arranged geographically, these 18 stories—many of which appear in English for the first time—transport the reader through Spain's many enchanting regions: Experience the diversity of Juan Goytisolo's Almeria, join Berardo Atxaga in a Basque village, travel to the fjords of Galicia with Manuel Rivas, and revisit Julio Llamazares's Leon—a village now under the waters of a reservoir.

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Overview

Explore Spain's rich literary landscape with some of the country's best contemporary writers. Arranged geographically, these 18 stories—many of which appear in English for the first time—transport the reader through Spain's many enchanting regions: Experience the diversity of Juan Goytisolo's Almeria, join Berardo Atxaga in a Basque village, travel to the fjords of Galicia with Manuel Rivas, and revisit Julio Llamazares's Leon—a village now under the waters of a reservoir.

Peter Bush is Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia. He edited The Voice of the Turtle, an anthology of Cuban Stories (Grove), and has translated numerous Spanish novels.

Lisa Dillman has translated biography, art history, and pedagogy in addition to Spanish, Catalan, Cuban, and Argentinian fiction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883513122
  • Publisher: Whereabouts Press
  • Publication date: 2/18/2003
  • Series: Traveler's Literary Companions
  • Edition description: Translatio
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 791,526
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 7.22 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Map
Preface
Daydream Island 1
The Wedding 7
Gang Warfare 20
Is Angela There? 26
The Five Doorstops 35
School Memory 43
Your Gernika 47
The Armoire 54
Flesh Sunday 60
At the Beach 65
Sibila 70
The Confession 79
Amnesia 87
Journey to the Moon 101
The Invisible Man 106
The Dog 116
What Happened in Atajo 122
Mama 130
Siesta Light 132
Gran Via 140
Beatriz Comes Home 146
Let the Passengers Off 155
Sex, Food, and the Family 161
No Reply 168
John Turner 185
Black Oaks 195
Sentimental Journey 200
Right All Along 206
Holy Week in Granada 214
Children Can Wait 219
Contributors 236
Permissions 240
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