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Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A writer whom no one reads might evoke some sympathy.

But a writer whom no one reads, but whose books cause enough hatred that all existing copies must be burned is a promising and interesting start of a narrative. 321 more words

Gothic Fiction

Don Quixote: The Ballet Performance

Transferring something as involved and epic as a seventeenth century masterpiece into a medium devoid of dialogue provides a rich tapestry of discussion; throughout history various works of art, from literature and music have been systematically translated from one language into another, but it isn’t until these works are translated into another medium that the very nature of the work is called into question, especially when the new medium is seen as uncompromisingly unsuited or different to the original. 513 more words

El sueño de la razón /// The sleep of reason

GOYA - (Lo mira de reojo y se decide a hablar.) No he vuelto a divisar hombres-pájaros, si es lo que preguntaba (Aquiescencia de Arrieta)

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Literary Evenings

The Angel's Game (El Juego del Angel)

Title: The Angel’s Game (Juego del Angel)
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Publishing year: 2008

My opinion: I really liked the book. One of the few books where action starts from the first chapter. 370 more words

Wolfing Reads

By my faith, Señor Master, other people’s troubles don’t matter very much

Don Quixote, volume two, by Miguel De Cervantes and translated by Edith Grossman

If you’ve not read Don Quixote, there’s a few things you probably don’t know about it. 2,248 more words

Spanish Literature