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Federico García Lorca

I wanted to be myself.
A heart.

And at the evening’s end
I wanted to be my voice.
A nightingale.

turn orange-colored.
turn the color of love. 21 more words



Tenemos cita en el final

del caracol

en la espiral

en la fragancia de la nuez

en el nogal

en las ciudades invisibles

que se arrancan… 83 more words

The Winterlings by Cristina Sánchez-Andrade

‘The Winterlings’ by Cristina Sánchez-Andrade was one of my Women in Translation Month reads in August and my rather belated review is finally here. Translated from the Spanish by Samuel Rutter, it tells the story of two sisters, Saladina and Dolores, from the small rural village of Tierra de Chá in Galicia in north-west Spain. 408 more words


Pablo Neruda

My hands lifted it up  
and I gazed as if the sea  
were alive  
in that single drop,  
as if amid the struggle  
of the earth and the waters   33 more words


Review: His Only Son by Leopoldo Alas

I received a review copy of this title from the New York Review of Books via Edelweiss.  This book was published in the original Spanish in 1890 and this English version has been translated by Margaret Jull Costa. 1,172 more words

Literature In Translation

Review: 33 Revolutions by Canek Sánchez Guevara

My Review:
I first became interested in the tumultuous history of the small island of Cuba when I took a Caribbean politics course in college.  It fascinated me that an island which is so geographically close to the United States could be so very different in its political system.  551 more words


Review: Two Lines 25 World Writing in Translation

I received a review copy of this title from the publisher, Two Lines Press.

My Review:
A few times a year I find a book that I rant and rave about and recommend to everyone I know.  1,187 more words

Literature In Translation