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Book Notes: Rafael Chirbes's Mimoun

Mimoun, the first novel of the great Spanish writer Chirbes, has been, in  my opinion, completely misunderstood by critics. In the novel, a depressive Spanish novelist moves to Morocco and dedicates himself to getting drunk, drugged and having sex with every Muslim man and woman, as well as every colleague, neighbor, and crossing sweeper he meets there. 193 more words


The Discreet Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa for Spanish Lit Month

Dear Spider Extortionists,

Although you’ve burned the offices of Narithuala Transportation port, a business I created with the honest effort of a lifetime, I’m publicly informing you that I will never pay the amount you demand to give me protection.

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Best Reads of 2010 (VI): 360° Diary by Luis Goytisolo

360° Diary by Luis Goytisolo, tr. Pamela J. DeWeese

Of the books I considered best in 2010, Luis Goytisolo’s 360º Diary is the least distinct in memory. 234 more words


Learn Spanish at Doon University

Doon University, a state university located in the beautiful city of Dehradun is slowly expanding and striding along its road to become a center for excellence. 304 more words

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Review: Life Embitters by Joseph Pla

I received an advanced review copy of this title from Archipelago Books through NetGalley.  This is my second contribution to Spanish Literature month host by Richard at  991 more words

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Review: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón


Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. 405 more words


A Heart So White by Javier Marias for Spanish Lit Month

Javier Marias often writes sentences that are full paragraphs, and while some require me to read them several times over for clarity, others make me reach for my pen to record them in a journal I keep for exquisite quotes. 646 more words

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