Spanish Lit month 2014 Marquez week


Well it has been two years since Richard and I .hosted the first Spanish lit month and now we are back so this July ,join in with all literature translated or written in Spanish .Like last time we have chosen two readalong books the first is Three trapped tiger by Guillermo Cabrera Infante this is Richards Choice ,I will be rereading and rereviewing this one as I had read it and review it a few years ago and Loved it he earns his title as the Cuban Joyce my review

three trapped tigersThe second readalong book is the tie in to Marquez ,as I want the last of the four weeks to be dedicate to books By him and also with influences  from Gabriel Garcia Marquez our second readalong book is News of a Kidnapping by Gabriel Garcia Marquez .I had promised to do a Marquez week and with recent events it seems a great time to remember one of the biggest stars of the Spanish writing world .

news of a kidnapping

We hope you join in picking some of the great books past and Present written in Spanish .Near the time I will do a post about great books of Spanish and connect to some lists for inspiration for every one .

29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa Hill
    May 08, 2014 @ 07:56:24

    *smacks forehead*
    Borrowed Marquez book from the library last month but never got round to reading it, and took it back to them *today*!


  2. Messy_Tony
    May 08, 2014 @ 08:54:35

    I’ll give last year’s BTBA shorltisted “The Planets” by Sergio Chejfec (Argentina) and “Firefly” by Severo Sarduy (Cuba) a go. Thanks Stu.


  3. Caroline
    May 08, 2014 @ 13:46:35

    I ‘llcertainly try to participate. I was in a book shop today and heard an exasperated shop keeper tell a guy on the phone that currently all of Marquez’ novels are sold out -wordlwide- and will be reprinted. It was somehow absurd.


  4. Brian Joseph
    May 08, 2014 @ 14:30:26

    I look forward to all of your upcoming reviews Stu, especially News of a Kidnapping. I have not read that one but it looks very good.


  5. Rise
    May 08, 2014 @ 14:44:21

    Despite my inactivity lately, I hope to somehow join again in this, one of my favorite source languages for translation.


  6. Seamus Duggan
    May 08, 2014 @ 15:41:04

    I have News of a Kidnapping so may try to join in on that.


  7. amanda
    May 08, 2014 @ 16:19:36

    I’ve really been looking forward to this, Stu! Now that I know you’re planning a Marquez week, I might have to try for that, and hopefully something else. Will have to see what’s at the library/on my shelves.


  8. Richard
    May 08, 2014 @ 18:45:27

    Very happy to be doing this with you and all our friends (new and old) again this year, Stu, and I’ll put a post up later tonight on my blog to bookend your post here. Until then, thanks for kicking off the festivities!


  9. BookerTalk
    May 08, 2014 @ 19:30:35

    love this idea and will plan on joining in – may not be with the readalongs (i need to find out a bit more about the two books yet) but I do have three books already that would fit the bill here so this could be just the impetus I need to get me reading them


  10. jacquiwine
    May 09, 2014 @ 07:08:19

    I’d like to participate, so I’ll take a look through my shelves to see what might fit the bill. Looking forward to reading your reviews.


  11. Bellezza
    May 10, 2014 @ 01:39:51

    Left a note on Richard’s blog that I’d like to join in as well.


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    Jul 03, 2014 @ 12:49:47

    Just finished Piano Stories by Felisberto Hernández. It was a treat. A brief review on my blog.


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  21. Tony Messenger
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 10:06:38

    First up for me is from Cuba “Firefly” by Severo Sarduy


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  24. Tony Messenger
    Jul 08, 2014 @ 12:50:21

    A new one reviewed for me Stu. Dirty Havana Trilogy by Pedro Juan Gutierrez from Cuba again.
    Off to Argentina now – “The Planets” by Sergio Chejfec


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    Jul 13, 2014 @ 16:44:28

    I’ve written a post about “Tormento” by Benito Pérez Galdós here:


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