The Penguin Book of Spanish Short Stories

Margaret Jull Costa translator Thomas Bunstead translator Peter Bush translator Kathryn Phillips-Miles translator Simon Deefholt translator Kit Maude translator Margaret Jull Costa editor


Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Published:23rd Feb '23


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This exciting collection celebrates the richness and variety of the Spanish short story, from the nineteenth century to the present day.

Featuring over fifty stories selected by revered translator Margaret Jull Costa, it blends old favourites and hidden gems - many of which have never before been translated into English - and introduces readers to surprising new voices as well as giants of Spanish literary culture, from Emilia Pardo Bazán and Leopoldo Alas, through Mercè Rodoreda and Manuel Rivas, to Ana Maria Matute and Javier Marías.

Brimming with romance, horror, history, farce, strangeness and beauty, and showcasing alluring hairdressers, war defectors, vampiric mothers, and talismanic mandrake roots, the daring and entertaining assortment of tales in The Penguin Book of Spanish Short Stories will be a treasure trove for readers.

An inspiring, interesting, thorough, beautifully-translated collection. The range - stylistic and thematic - of the volume is fascinating ... There isn't really a dud story in the book ... In presenting these and other wonderful things, Jull Costa has carried out a great service to English readers * Literary Review *

ISBN: 9780241390504

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 23mm

Weight: 303g

416 pages