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Things Look Different in the Light and Other Stories (Pushkin Collection) [Kindle Edition]

Medardo Fraile , Margaret Jull Costa

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Book Description

From one of the finest short-story writers in Spanish, this is the first anthology of his work to appear in English. Like Anton Chekhov and Katherine Mansfield, Medardo Fraile is a chronicler of the minor tragedies and triumphs of ordinary life, and each short tale opens up an entire exquisite world.

Medardo Fraile, born in Madrid in 1925, is considered to be one of Spain's finest short-story writers. The collection Cuentos de verdad (on which this anthology is based), won him the 1965 Premio Nacional de la Crítica. While his stories have appeared in translation in other story collections, this is the first complete anthology of his work to appear in English.

Things Look Different in the Light is introduced by Ali Smith and translated by Margaret Jull Costa, the award-winning translator of José Saramago, Fernando Pessoa and Javier Marías.

Editorial Reviews


"Life lasts only a few minutes, but Fraile's narrative "nose" will endure for ever." - Andrés Neuman

About the Author

Medardo Fraile b.1925 grew up in Madrid, and lived through the siege of the city during the Spanish Civil War. He first achieved literary recognition for his work in experimental theatre, becoming part of a group including Alfonso Sastre and Alfonso Paso, and writing the acclaimed play El Hermano. During the Fifties his focus moved to short-story writing, and he left Franco's Spain to eventually settle in Scotland, as a Professor at the University of Strathclyde. His stories won him many prizes, including the Crítica, Sésamo and Estafeta Literaria prizes as well as the Hucha de Oro.
He died in 2013

Product Details

  • File Size: 689 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Pushkin Press (January 2, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,098,329 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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