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Winter Journey

Winter Journey
 

A collection of short stories.

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ISBN 9780974888163
Published 15 February 2010 by Swan Isle Press
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Cabre, Jaume
Translated by Lunn, Patricia
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780974888163
ISBN-10 0974888168
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Swan Isle Press
Imprint Swan Isle Press
Publication Date 15 February 2010
International Publication Date 1 January 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Cabre, Jaume
Translated by Lunn, Patricia
Category Modern Fiction
Short Stories
Number of Pages 182 pp
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 408g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Short stories, Catalan
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 849.9354
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

With this highly original collection of short stories, Catalonian writer Jaume Cabre takes his place among the masters of the form. In Winter Journey , the reader encounters disparate and often desperate characters - pianist, cuckold, whore, organ builder, rabbi, priest, scholar, thief, hitman, madman, Holocaust survivor, oligarch, failed artist - who challenge notions about will, morality, and the riddle of existence. This is not a selection of individual stories, but a singularly brilliant and enigmatic narrative, novelistic in its approach, with mysterious connections linking characters, objects, and ideas across time and place. The text takes the form of a Schubertian musical progression in prose, a philosophical mystery moving freely through a labyrinth of centuries and cities, historical and contemporary. Richly allusive with its themes and motifs of music and art, Winter Journey will continue to provoke questions long after the reader has closed the book. This edition represents the first translation of Cabre's work into English and an invitation to many more readers to come along for the ride.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Winner of the 2010 Premi d''Honor de les Lletres Catalanes--?mnium Cultural"2010 Premi d'Honor de les Lletres Catalanes" (04/15/2010)

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Author's Bio

Jaume Cabre is a novelist, essayist, screenwriter, playwright, and philologist. Among his works are the novels La teranyina, Fra Junoy o l'agonia dels sons, Senyoria, L'ombra de l'eunuc, and Les veus del Pamano. Patricia Lunn is professor emerita in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Michigan State University. She is coauthor of the textbook En Otras Palabras and the author of other books and articles on Spanish and Catalan.

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