sábado, 14 de julio de 2012

Spanish Lit Month Links: 7/8-7/14

This week's Spanish Lit Month links can be found below.  Thanks again to everybody who's chosen to read along with Stu and me for the event, and please don't hesitate to let me know if I've missed any of your posts--I'll update the list accordingly.  In the meantime, I have a bonus at the bottom of the page for all you short story fans out there: an original short story from Honduras-born Guatemalan Augusto Monterroso (1921-2003), a man famous for his minicuentos [mini-short stories], microrelatos [micro-tales] or whatever you want to call them.  Your humble scribe/translator can only hope that the sharing of this work with the worldwide Spanish Lit Month community will bring readers enough joy and solace to justify the potential damages he might incur should his liberal interpretation of "fair use" laws not meet international copyright standards.  In any case, enjoy!

Stu, Winstonsdad's Blog
Antwerp by Roberto Bolaño

Caroline, Beauty Is a Sleeping Cat
A Brief Life by Juan Carlos Onetti

Dwight, A Common Reader
Spanish Language Lit Month: From the Archives
The City of Marvels by Eduardo Mendoza

Emma, Book Around the Corner
The Shadow of What We Were by Luis Sepúlveda

Jeremy, READIN
Spanish Lit Month

lizzysiddal, Lizzy's Literary Life
The Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists: Granta 113

Neer, a hot cup of pleasure
The Paris Enigma by Pablo De Santis

Obooki, Obooki's Obloquy
The Witness by Juan José Saer

Rise, in lieu of a field guide
Masterworks of Latin American Short Fiction: Eight Novellas edited by Cass Canfield, Jr.

Séamus, Vapour Trails
Cría cuervos directed by Carlos Saura

Susanna, SusieBookworm
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

Tony, Tony's Reading List
The Frost on His Shoulders by Lorenzo Mediano

Richard, Caravana de recuerdos
El arte de la fuga #1 by Sergio Pitol
La vida breve by Juan Carlos Onetti
Spanish Lit Month Links: 7/8-7/14

Augusto Monterroso and friend

El dinosaurio
por Augusto Monterroso
Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí.
"The Dinosaur"
by Augusto Monterroso
When he/she/it woke up, the dinosaur was still there.

5 comentarios:

  1. Aaron Bady's essay on memory and One Hundred Years of Solitude is must reading for Spanish Lit Month participants.

    1. Jeremy, is that essay "must reading" even for people who think García Márquez is overrated? :D

  2. BTW Monterroso makes an appearance in Bartleby & Co -- I didn't quite get whether he was being considered a bartleby or if he was referenced only by virtue of his friend and co-worker Juan Rulfo being a bartleby. I posted an excerpt from Monterroso's story about Fox, who is Rulfo in disguise.

  3. Possibly not. Seems like a great piece to me, and not worshipful particularly, but I am very much a GGM fan. Also, did you read Juan Gabriel Vasquez' essay on GGM? That one I think would certainly be worthwhile even for the GGM-is-overrated camp.

  4. Gracias por el artículo! Qué buenos recuerdos ;)