Posts Tagged ‘Spanish’

Out in the Open by Jesús Carrasco

 Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa Five words from the blurb: boy, hiding, violence, landscape, goatherd Out in the Open is a short, but powerful book about a boy who runs away from home. Whilst avoiding a search party, he meets an old goatherd and the two form an unlikely friendship. They begin […]

Traveller of the Century by Andrés Neuman

 Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia Five words from the blurb: mysterious, city, literary, love, translation When Stu announced he was holding a blog event to celebrate translated literature published by Pushkin Press I immediately pencilled Traveller of the Century onto my list. It had been receiving almost universal praise from the […]

The Hand of Fatima by Ildefonso Falcones

 Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor Five words from the blurb: Christian, oppression, Moors, Arab, conflict It has taken me over six months to complete this 970 page epic. The book gives a detailed history of 16th century Spain, revealing the horrific violence that took place in Grenada when the oppressed Christians battled against the Arabic Moors. […]

Seven Houses in France – Bernardo Atxaga

 Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa Five words from the blurb: Congo, fortune, jungle, enslaved, kidnapping I hadn’t heard of Atxaga before this unsolicited review copy popped through my letter box, but the impressive list of awards he has won (including the Spanish National Literature Prize and a shortlisting for the European Literature […]

2666 – Roberto Bolaño. Part 4: The Part About the Crimes

Steph and Claire are hosting a read-along for the highly acclaimed book, 2666, by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. The novel is 900 pages long, and divided into 5 parts. We are reading one part a month. Here are my thoughts on Part 4: The Part About the Crimes I loved Part 3, I felt that […]

2666 – Roberto Bolaño. Part 3: The Part About Fate

Steph and Claire are hosting a read-along for the highly acclaimed book, 2666, by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. The novel is 900 pages long, and divided into 5 parts. We are reading one part a month, for the next five months. Here are my thoughts on Part 3: The Part About Fate I loved this part – I […]