Spanish Lit Month 2020 July/August

I will take a quick post here as it is Bloomsday and in a sort of strange link will mention this year’s Spanish Lit month. Richard and I have run this for a number of years I have reverted this year to just the Spanish speaking world for this year the last few years we had to add Portuguese lit. But this year we will stick to Spain and the Spanish speaking world. Well here is to the Link to Bloomsday that is in the first month July I love [eople to review a book by either Javier Marias or Enrique Vila- Matas the two giants of Spanish lit have mention James joyce or Ulysses in their books.  Vila-Matas is inspired to write Dublinesque by Joyce’s great book and Marias wrote about Joyce in his book Written Lives. You are free to read any other book over the two months but a few reviews of each writer would be great.

Then In August, I give you a choice of two reads that have been compared to Ulysses the first is Three trapped tigers by Guillermo Cabrera Infante. A book I reviewed a number of years ago here. I mentioned then the feeling of a Latin American Ulysses with a jazz beat. The second book and the book I will be reading is Antagonía part one Recounting which is part of a four-book series that Dalkey Archive is bringing out over the next few years hopefully. 

What recently from the Spanish speaking world have you enjoyed this last year? Any recommendations for your fellow readers?

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Melissa Beck
    Jun 16, 2020 @ 23:11:29

    I will definitely participate, Stu. Thanks so much for hosting this. I will check my shelves for fiction and I’ve also got some Spanish poetry to contribute as well if that’s okay with you.

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  2. Lisa Hill
    Jun 16, 2020 @ 23:47:26

    Thanks to you and previous Spanish Lit Months, I have A Heart So White and Berta Isla on my TBR, so I will choose one of those to read after Indigenous Lit Week on my blog is finished.

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  3. lizzysiddal
    Jun 17, 2020 @ 06:14:38

    And there was my copy of The Maias all lined up for July! Still is, tbh. Portuguese or not. If I find something Spanish in my Edinburgh Book Festival backlog, I’ll join in.

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  4. JacquiWine
    Jun 17, 2020 @ 07:04:13

    Lovely to see that you’ll be hosting SLM again this year! It’s one of my favourite events. I’ll definitely read something suitable – not sure what yet, but count me in.

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  5. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Jun 17, 2020 @ 08:00:06

    Excellent Stu – I’ll scour the shelves to see what I can find!

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  6. Cathy746books
    Jun 17, 2020 @ 15:26:22

    I think I have a couple in the TBR that would do, looking forward to it!

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  7. heavenali
    Jun 17, 2020 @ 20:44:00

    I will try, but I need to search my tbr for qualifying books.

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