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Title:
The Dedalus book of Spanish fantasy
Author:
Costa, Margaret Jull.
Publication Information:
Sawtry, UK : Dedalus ; Monroe, Or : Distributed in the United States by Subterranean Co., 1999.
Physical Description:
359 pages : 20 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
An exposition of Canon Lizardi's letter / Bernardo Atxaga -- The raincoat / Max Aub -- The kiss / Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer -- Fables, 9, 10 and 10a / Juan Benet -- The catalyst / Juan Benet -- The desert / Pere Calders -- Beyond death / Noel Clarasó -- No one / Isabel del Río -- The key / Isabel del Río -- Countdown/ Isabel del Río -- The little girl who had no wings / Pilar Díaz-Mas -- Concerning the death of Bieito / Rafael Dieste -- How my six cats died / Wenceslao Fernández Flórez -- How the tailor Bieito returned to hell / Ánxel Fole -- A face / Pere Gimferrer -- The stork-men / Juan Goytisolo -- The shooting gallery / Alberto Insúa -- The yellow rain / Julio Llamazares -- Gualta / Javier Marías -- No news from Gurb / Eduardo Mendoza -- The companion / José María Merino -- The lost traveller / José María Merino -- The one where she tells him a story / Juan José Millás -- Family life / Quim Monzó -- Gregor / Quim Monzó -- The preacher / Carlos Edmundo de Ory -- The woman who came back to life / Emilia Pardo Bazán -- The Holocanth / Joan Perucho -- My Cristina / Mercé Rodoreda -- From exile / Alfonso Sastre -- Cervantes' chickens / Ramón J. Sender -- The condemned man / José Ángel Valente -- My sister Antonia / Ramón del Valle-Inclán -- In search of the electrifying double act / Enrique Vila-Matas -- A poor man / Alonso Zamora Vicente.
ISBN:
9781873982181
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The Dedalus Book of Spanish Fantasy is an am bitious and wide-ranging collection of texts from the middle of the 19th century to the present day, by authors writing in Castilian, Basque, Catalan and Gallego '


Author Notes

Margaret Jull Costa has translated into the English more than 35 books, including Nobel Laureate Jose Saramago's "All the Names" & "The Tale of the Unknown Island", Antonio Perez Reverte's "The Flander's Panel", Fernando Pessoa's Book of Disquiet" & Luisa Valenzuela's "Bedside Manners". She lives in London.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Readers don't have to be fans of fantasy fiction to relish--and even be amazed by--the short stories (and four extracts from longer works) corralled in this anthology. Fantasy is defined editorially here as "any fiction depicting events which depart from what is possible or plausible in reality." Each story distorts truth as it is generally perceived and does so in a particularly provocative fashion. All the writers featured here are not only creative and farseeing when it comes to alternative visions of life's experiences but they are also marvelously adept at exploring the boundaries of the short story form. Some of these writers' names will be recognized by American readers; others are virtually unknown in the English-speaking world. A particular highlight is "No One," by Isabel del Rio, a technical tour de force that plays with first-person point of view. Another gem is the psychologically impeccable "Gualta," by Javier Marias, in which a man wrecks his own life when he meets his complete double, whom he despises. --Brad Hooper