Rainy Days / Dias de Lluvia: Short Stories by Contemporary Spanish Women Writers (Aris & Phillips Hispanic Classics 2nd Revised edition)

Rainy Days / Dias de Lluvia: Short Stories by Contemporary Spanish Women Writers (Aris & Phillips Hispanic Classics 2nd Revised edition)

By: Montserrat Lunati (editor)Paperback

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Writers, publishers, readers and scholars have stopped apologising for the short story: the genre is no longer a bad investment, a trial-exercise for a novel or a minor entertainment, as demonstrated by exceptional writers with an almost exclusive dedication to it, such as Jorge Luis Borges, Alice Munro, Quim Monzo or Cristina Fernandez Cubas. With deep roots in classic and medieval literatures, and great achievements in the nineteenth- and twentieth-centuries, the genre of the short story, which benefits from the linguistic tightness of poetry and the narrative comforts of the novel, has finally been recognised as having a (hybrid) identity of its own. This volume re-edits and expands a previous bilingual collection published in 1997. The first edition included stories by twelve writers: Pilar Cibreiro, Cristina Fernandez Cubas, Paloma Diaz-Mas, Adelaida Garcia Morales, Lourdes Ortiz, Laura Freixas, Marina Mayoral, Mercedes Abad, Rosa Montero, Maruja Torres, Soledad Puertolas and Maria Eugenia Salaverri. The present edition adds another four: Nuria Amat, Juana Salabert, Luisa Castro and Berta Marse. The stories gathered in this second edition were written between 1980 and 2010, and testify to the richness and vitality of women's writing in contemporary Spain. With the original texts in Spanish as well as facing-page English translations, an Introduction, notes, and bio-bibliographical information on each author, this volume is a useful tool for students of the Spanish language and culture at all levels. It includes a selection of secondary reading on Spanish women writers and a selection of anthologies of Spanish short stories since 1997.

About Author

Dr Montserrat Lunati is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Cardiff University, and an Honorary Reader at the University of St Andrews. She was Visiting Professor in Catalan Studies at the University of Chicago (2012) and at the University of Stanford (2018).


`Fugitive alchemy': some notes on the second edition of Rainy Days [introduction to the second edition] Women writers in Post-Franco Spain: Writing as a transgression? [introduction to the first edition] PILAR CIBREIRO: Dias de lluvia / Rainy Days CRISTINA FERNANDEZ CUBAS: El reloj de Bagdad /The Clock from Baghdad ADELAIDA GARCIA MORALES: El encuentro /A Chance Encounter LOURDES ORTIZ: Penelope / Penelope LAURA FREIXAS: Memoria en venta / Memories for Sale MARINA MAYORAL: Nueve meses y un dia / Nine Months and a Day MERCEDES ABAD: Pasion defenestrante / Uncontrolled Passion ROSA MONTERO: El abuelo / The Grandfather NURIA AMAT: Hipatia / Hypatia MARUJA TORRES: Desparecida / The Woman Who Disappeared SOLEDAD PUERTOLAS: Viejas historias / Tales from the Past MARIA EUGENIA SALAVERRI: Cirugia plastica / Plastic Surgery LUISA CASTRO: Mi madre en la ventana / My Mother at the Window JUANA SALABERT: Seras aire volador / You'll Become a Whisper of Air PALOMA DIAZ-MAS: Los mayorales exhaustos / The Exhausted Farmers BERTA MARSE: Cocinitas / Playing Houses A selection of critical works on Spanish women's writing since 1997 (dealing with more than one single author) A selection of anthologies of Spanish cuentos and studies on the short story genre since 1997

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  • ISBN13: 9781910572306
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 430
  • ID: 9781910572306
  • ISBN10: 1910572306
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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