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Spanish Lit Month: The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

…you want me to invent a fable that will make the unwary fall on their knees and persuade them that they have seen the light, that there is something to believe in, something to live and die for-even to kill for?”

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The Infatuations by Javier Marías (tr. Margaret Jull Costa)

When someone tells us something, it always seems like a fiction, because we don’t know the story at first hand and can’t be sure it happened, however much we are assured that the story is a true one, not an invention, but real.

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Book Reviews

Juan Antonio Villacañas

Death is a life of questions
that are being buried,
and one ends always
with doubt tangled in the lips.

— Juan Antonio Villacañas, from “Epilogue”, De-triumphant March (1960)

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Antonio Porchia

Yes, I will go. I would rather grieve over your absence than over you. – Antonio Porchia, Voices. Translated by W. S. Merwin. (Copper Canyon Press; Bilingual edition April 1, 2003)

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Spain from the Bar: Interview with Joan Planas

In 2014, just as the issue of Catalan independence heated up, Joan Planas, a Catalan film-maker and photographer decided to travel around Spain to talk to people in bars and find out what they thought about Spain, the Catalans and other topics. 2,809 more words

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Federico García Lorca

To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves. What good was pride to me—and not seeing you and letting you lie awake night after night? 59 more words

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A Day of Anger

Let the Scene Write Itself

I was at work – and I was angry. Somebody else c**ked up hugely, I was left to cope with the fallout and it was just all getting too much. 967 more words

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