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Spain: A Traveler's Literary Companion (Traveler's Literary Companion)by Peter R Bush
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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.
Explore Spain's rich literary landscape with some of the country's best contemporary writers. Arranged geographically, these thirty stories — many of which appear in English for the first time — transport the reader through Spain's many enchanting regions: experience a bull-run with Juan Goytisolo in Albacete, join Bernardo Atxaga in a Basque village, travel to the misty woods of Galicia with Manuel Rivas, and reminisce nostalgically with Julio Llamazares over black-and-white photos of his childhood Spain. Contributors include Nuria Amat, Bernardo Atxaga, Julián Ayesta, Carlos Blanco, Antón Castro, Agustín Cerezales, Rosa Chacel, Dulce Chacón, Rafael Chirbes, Miguel Delibes, Lucía Etxebarria, José Ferrer Bermejo, Laura Freixas, Amaia Gabantxo, Federico García Lorca, Juan Goytisolo, Julio Llamazares, José Jiménez Lozano, Javier Marías, Juan Marsé, Quim Monzó, Javier Puebla, Fernando Quiñones, Carme Riera, Manuel Rivas, Germán Sierra, Nivaria Tejera, and Angela Vallvey.
Table of Contents
Daydream island / Laura Freixas — The wedding / Nuria Amat — Gang warfare / Juan Marsâe — Is Angela there? / Carme Riera — The five stops / Quim Monzâo — School memory / Bernardo Atxaga — Your Gernika / Amaia Gabantxo — The armoire / Carlos Blanco Aguinaga — Flesh Sunday / Javier Marâias — At the beach / Juliâan Ayesta — Sibila / Xosâe Luis M\74\endez Fâerrin — The confession / Manuel Rivas — Amnesia / Germâan Sierra — Journey to the moon / Julio Llamazares — The invisible man / Ant\74\on Castro — The dog / Miguel Delibes — What happened in Atajo / Josâe Jimâenez Lozano — Mamâa / Javier Puebla — Siesta light / Rosa Chacel — Gran vâia / Rafael Chirbes — Beatriz comes home / Lucâia Etxebarrâia — Let the passengers off / Josâe Ferrer Bermejo — Sex, food, and the family / Angela Vallvey — No reply / Agustâin Cerezales — John Turner / Andrâes Barba — Black oaks / Dulce Chacâon — Sentimental journey / Juan Goytisolo — Right all along / Fernando Quiänones — Holy Week in Sevilla / Federico Garcâia Lorca — Children can wait / Nivaria Tejera.
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