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Book of the Month: The Celestina

Book of January: The Celestina

Cover Art (Penguin Classics Ed.)

Since we are starting a new year, isn’t it apropos to begin with the renewal of a book? 314 more words


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (of 2015)

The end of the year (the beginning of the new year in the case of the late and lazy, like myself) is invariably a time of stock-taking: in the case of shopkeepers, literally. 559 more words


Javier Marías, The Infatuations

The Infatuations by Javier Marías

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I should like Javier Marías. I read this novel, my first by the celebrated Spanish author, after reading and admiring Mark de Silva’s… 1,093 more words


The secret lives of a poet: Olga Orozco

Browsing through our recently received Spanish books I came across the weird-looking cover of Yo, Claudia, a collection of articles published in the Argentinian monthly magazine… 580 more words


56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

This week’s book was probably never going to be one I would have picked up to read if it weren’t for the BBC list. Set in Barcelona following the Spanish Civil War, Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s 2001 novel… 816 more words

2666 by Roberto Bolaño

In what will go down as one of the most pivotal decisions in contemporary literary history, the literary executors of Roberto Bolaño’s will published his final novel… 2,198 more words


Gabriela ybarra ha escrito un libro de un extraño magnetismo manteniendo un hilo argumental entre el asesinato por la banda terrorista ETA de su abuelo paterno empresario y politico vasco, y la enfermedad de su madre fallecida por cancer.,Esta joven escritora Gabriela Ybarra (Bilbao 1984) recently issued… 74 more words