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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

Spanish Literature

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

Literature In Translation

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

Spanish Literature

Outlaws - Javier Cercas

This book was sent to me by Bloomsbury India in exchange of an honest review

Outlaws is the story of three people who come together through the vagaries of fate, get separated and years later come together once again. 520 more words

Books I Read

Lorca: Musician First, Poet Second

Below is the first translation I’m posting! It’s an older article, from El Pais in March of 2015, about a book on the writer Federico García Lorca and his relationship with music. 1,146 more words