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'It all happened because of Elvis Presley.' Elvis, down south of the border to film a movie, has insisted his producers hire a proper Spaniard so that he can pronounce his few lines in Spanish with a Castillian accent. But Ruibrriz has taken on much more than he bargained for. One fatal night, horseplay in a local bar goes too far: a fatuous drunken American insults the local kingpin, and when the thug insists that Ruibrriz translate, Elvis himself adds an even more stinging comment — and who must translate that?

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"Sexy, contemplative, elusive, and addictive." San Francisco Bay Guardian

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Great short story, in the vein of 2666, about a fatal brawl involving Elvis Presley during the making of the movie Fun in Acapulco.

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A gem of a Marías story: Elvis and his entourage abandon their translator in a seedy cantina full of enraged criminals.

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Javier Maras is an award-winning Spanish novelist. He is also a translator and columnist, as well as the current king of Redonda. He was born in Madrid in 1951 and published his first novel at the age of nineteen. He has held academic posts in Spain, the U.S. (he was a visiting professor at Wellesley College) and Britain, as a lecturer in Spanish Literature at Oxford University. He has been translated into 34 languages, and more than six million copies of his books have been sold worldwide. In 1997 he won the Nelly Sachs Award; the Comunidad de Madrid award in 1998; in 2000 the Grinzane Cavour Award, the Alberto Moravia Prize, and the Dublin IMPAC Award. He also won the Spanish National Translation Award in 1979 for his translation of Tristram Shandy in 1979. He was a professor at Oxford University and the Complutense of Madrid. He currently lives in Madrid.

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MATTHEW W HEIN, January 24, 2015 (view all comments by MATTHEW W HEIN)
One of the great publications in English, period. A great girt for friends who are smart but hate reading. Everything you wished Graham Greene or Houellebecq would be, but better. I was recommended this book by a clerk at Mother Foucault Books.
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ISBN:
9780811218580
Author:
Marias, Javier
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Translator:
Allen, Esther
Author:
Allen, Esther
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Presley, Elvis
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
New Directions Pearls
Series Volume:
1165
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
100
Dimensions:
7 x 4.5 x 0.2 in 0.125 lb

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Product details 100 pages New Directions - English 9780811218580 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Sexy, contemplative, elusive, and addictive."
"Synopsis" by , Great short story, in the vein of 2666, about a fatal brawl involving Elvis Presley during the making of the movie Fun in Acapulco.
"Synopsis" by , A gem of a Marías story: Elvis and his entourage abandon their translator in a seedy cantina full of enraged criminals.
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