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A Thousand Forests in One Acorn: An Anthology of Spanish-Language Fiction Paperback – September 2, 2014

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 717 pages
  • Publisher: Open Letter (September 2, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934824917
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934824917
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #652,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Four years in the making, Valerie Miles, co-founder of Granta, curates an impressive twenty-eight author strong anthology of Spanish Language fiction featuring pieces from literary heavyweights like Javier Marias, Antonio Munoz Molina, Enrique Vila-Matas, and Mario Vargas Llosa alongside some lesser known (but equally as important) names. . . . Beautifully packaged and well laid out, this collection is a definite must-have for lovers of contemporary Spanish language fiction."--Typographical Era

About the Author

Valerie Miles is a publisher, writer, translator, and the co–founder of Granta en español. She is also the co-director of The New York Review of Books in its Spanish translation and, in 2013, was voted one of the "Most Influential Professionals in Publishing" by the Buenos Aires Book Fair.

Here's a list of all contributors in this volume in alphabetical order:

Rafael Chirbes
Edgardo Cozarinsky
Jose de la Colina
Cristina Fernandez Cubas
Alfredo Bryce Echenique
Jorge Edwards
Abilio Estevez
Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio
Carlos Fuentes
Elvio Gandolfo
Juan Goytisolo
Javier Marias
Juan Marse
Ana Maria Matute
Eduardo Mendoza
Jose Maria Merino
Antonio Munoz Molina
Horacio Castellanos Moya
Ricardo Piglia
Ramiro Pinilla
Sergio Pitol
Evelio Rosero
Alberto Ruy Sanchez
Esther Tusquets
Hebe Uhart
Mario Vargas Llosa
Aurora Venturini
Enrique Vila-Matas

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Format: Paperback
I received this book as a gift while visiting Washington DC and while at first I thought it would be something to shove on to my bookshelf and forget about until the time comes to rid myself of excess clutter, I was actually impressed with the contents.

First of all, it important to note that I am someone who has studies Spanish and Spanish Literature. As I perused the names of the authors whose works were featured in the book I was interested to see names that I recognized from my studies. Valerie Miles, creator of "A Thousand Forests in One Acorn" chose which authors would be included in the book, but then the authors themselves chose which of their works would be included in their sections along with an explanation on why those works resonated with them.

I recommend this book for anyone who has an interest in contemporary Spanish literature - whether they have studied it, or whether they want an introduction.
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