Winstons books poseidon and confessions

Well two books arrived at Winston towers this week .

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The first is from an old favourite writer ,the Dutch genius Cees Nooteboom ,his latest book from Maclehose is called Poseidon letters ,it is a selection of writing he has written for year to Poseidon on his return to his spring home on Minorca .I actually have finished this book and it is something special any fans of the works of  Sebald will love this one .

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The second book as you can see is a huge book Jaume Cabre book Confession one of the most respect Catalan writers ,the book follows Adria Ardevol as he turns sixty and looks back on his memories before he loses them but also over the role evil has played in the last five hundred years of history .the book won ten awards in Spain .

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa Hill
    Sep 21, 2014 @ 11:49:14

    I like the sound of the Catalan one, but size-wise, it’s a bit intimidating…

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  2. BookerTalk
    Sep 21, 2014 @ 14:38:45

    Confessions looks a very long read but could have been a better option for my Spanish holiday reading than the Javiar Marias one I took and couldn’t finish as you know.

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  3. Tony
    Sep 26, 2014 @ 04:26:17

    Two great finds here🙂

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  4. David
    Oct 23, 2014 @ 22:57:42

    For those interested in “great finds” and the work of author Jaume Cabré, highly recommend WINTER JOURNEY, translated from the original Catalan by Patricia Lunn. CONFESSIONS is great, and so is this earlier work, WINTER JOURNEY. Much more concise and so a great introduction to a brilliant writer. Swan Isle Press’s edition was the first English translation of any of Cabré’s works and is available at book shops and online bookstores worldwide, and also distributed by John Wiley and Sons:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Winter-Journey-Jaume-Cabre/dp/0974888168/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414104492&sr=1-7&keywords=Winter+Journey http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/W/bo8350365.html

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