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Quim Monzó's story collection, translated from the Catalan, was worth the read. Monzó has a thing for stories, whether it be slight (and quirky) variations of older familiar tales-like Robin Hood, the Trojan Horse, of Kafka's Metamorphoses-or his own, strange, maze- and trap-like stories.

Joaquim Monzó i Gómez, also known as Quim Monzó (Catalan pronunciation: ) (born 24 March 1952 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain), is a contemporary Spanish writer of novels, short stories and discursive prose, mostly in Catalan. In the early 1970s, Monzó reported from Vietnam, Cambodia, Northern Ireland and East Africa for the Barcelona newspaper Tele/eXpres. He lives in Barcelona and publishes regularly in La Vanguardia.

Read Guadalajara, by Quim Monzó online on Bookmate – All the heroes of this collection-Ulysses and his minions trapped in the Trojan horse; the man who cannot escape his house; Gregor the cockroach

Read Guadalajara, by Quim Monzó online on Bookmate – All the heroes of this collection-Ulysses and his minions trapped in the Trojan horse; the man who cannot escape his house; Gregor the cockroach .

Peter Bush is a renowned translator from Catalan, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

And (in life outside of books) isn’t the beginning of love, the first look, the first kiss much richer than what comes later, that inevitably turns everything into failure? Things should always begin and never continue. Peter Bush is a renowned translator from Catalan, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. He has translated such writers as Juan Goytisolo, Leonardo Padura, and Luis Sepúlveda, and was awarded the Valle-Inclán Literary Translation Prize for his translation of Goytisolo’s The Marx Family Saga. He is currently visiting professor at the University of Málaga.

The simultaneously dark, grotesque, and funny Guadalajara reveals Quim Monzó at his acerbic and witty best. Translated from the Catalan by Peter Bush. About the Author: Quim Monzó was born in Barcelona in 1952. He has been awarded the National Award, the City of Barcelona Award, the Prudenci Bertrana Award, the El Temps Award, the Lletra d'Or Prize for the best book of the year, and the Catalan Writers' Award; he has been awarded Serra d'Ormagazine's prestigious Critics' Award four times. He has also translated numerous authors into Catalan, including Truman Capote,.

Guadalajara by Quim Monzó and Publisher Open Letter. He was awarded the Valle-Inclán Literary Translation Prize for his translation of Juan Goytisolo's The Marx Family Saga

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Three pages into Quim Monzó’s new short story collection, the .

Three pages into Quim Monzó’s new short story collection, the opening tale’s seven-year-old protagonist makes a startling discovery: everyone over the age of nine in his family of carpenters is missing the ring finger of his left hand, and it’s not by accident. Monzó moves these works’ familiar characters in entirely new-and freshly ns. In the deadpan of Peter Bush’s translation from the Catalan, the result is cheeky, smart, and subversive. These are lively, troublemaking stories, vivid in their reinvention, and brazen in their reappropriation.

Quim Monzó has made his biggest splash in 'minor' genres such as the short story or journalistic literature

Quim Monzó has made his biggest splash in 'minor' genres such as the short story or journalistic literature. From the threshold of his latest collection, Guadalajara (1996), Quim Monzó invites us to enter and remain forever trapped in the little machines for kidnapping anguish and stupefaction which are his stories, not with the sadistic aim of making us suffer, on the contrary: he wishes to allow us to experience the catharsis of living the repetitive refrain of the song.

Quim Monzo is considered to be the greatest Catalan writer of his generation. He has received numerous awards, including Serra d'Or magazine's prestigious Critics' Award four times. He has also translated numerous authors into Catalan, including Truman Capote and J. D. Salinger. He was awarded the Valle-Inclan Literary Translation Prize for his translation of Juan Goytisolo's The Marx Family Saga. Country of Publication. Translated by. Peter Bush.

"A gifted writer, he draws well on the rich tradition of Spanish surrealism . . . to sustain the lyrical, visionary quality of his imagination."—New York Times

All the heroes of this story collection—the boy who refuses to follow the family tradition of having his ring finger cut off; the man who cannot escape his house, no matter what he tries; Robin Hood stealing so much from the rich that he ruins the rich and makes the poor wealthy; Gregor the cockroach, who wakes one day to discover he has become a human teenager; the prophet who can't remember any of the prophecies that have been revealed to him; Ulysses and his minions trapped in the Trojan horse—are faced with a world that is always changing, where time and space move in circles, where language has become meaningless. Their stories are mazes from which they can't escape.

The simultaneously dark, grotesque, and funny Guadalajara reveals Quim Monzó at his acerbic and witty best.

Quim Monzó was born in Barcelona in 1952. He has been awarded the National Award, the City of Barcelona Award, the Prudenci Bertrana Award, the El Temps Award, the Lletra d'Or Prize for the best book of the year, and the Catalan Writers' Award; he has been awarded Serra d'Ormagazine's prestigious Critics' Award four times. He has also translated numerous authors into Catalan, including Truman Capote, J.D. Salinger, and Ernest Hemingway.

Peter Bush is a renowned translator from Catalan, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. He was awarded the Valle-Inclán Literary Translation Prize for his translation of Juan Goytisolo's The Marx Family Saga.


Comments: (3)

Jeyn
Quim Monzó (1952-) is an award winning Catalan novelist, short story writer and journalist who was born in Barcelona, where he continues to reside. This collection of short stories was originally published in 1996, and was subsequently translated into English by Peter Bush for Open Letter Books, who published it last year.

Guadalajara consists of a mixture of surreal, sometimes grotesque, and occasionally wickedly funny tales about the absurdities of everyday life and past and present customs. In the first story, "Family Life", a nine year old boy openly questions a longstanding family ritual on the eve of his ceremony, which leads to unexpected consequences. "Life Is So Short" concerns a chance meeting between a man and a woman who find themselves alone and attracted to each in a temporarily disabled elevator. In "Centripetal Force", a man is unable to leave his apartment on an ordinary day, and his subsequent attempts draw his girlfriend, neighbors and others into his plight.

Also included are several satirical tales about well known characters and stories. In "Gregor", a beetle is suddenly transformed into a boy; in "Outside the Gates of Troy" the Greeks within the Trojan horse are faced with an unexpected complication to their plan to enter the city; and "A Hunger and Thirst for Justice" concerns Robin Hood's attempts to rob the rich, who are increasingly bored by his exploits, and help the local peasants, who question his ethics and are unappreciative of his efforts.

I enjoyed this clever collection of stories, and I look forward to reading his novel Gasoline, which has also been recently published by Open Letter Press.
Cenneel
Prospective readers of this book, should they be warned? No, no. More fun to say nothing. Perhaps they will embarrass themselves, as I did, while reading "Family Life" in an upscale Tokyo café. When the nostalgic carpet of coziness it extends was - abruptly amputated -- I made a few high-pitched yipping noises and sat on my hands.

Short story collections are like pop albums - a few catchy numbers up front, then repeats or filler. Guadalajara is no exception to this rule - except that the best stories are so marvelous they deserve to last forever. There are, it seems to me, at least three great stories here: "Family Life", "Centripetal Force" and "The Lives of the Prophets."

These are stories that capture perfectly the way we live now. As such, they deserve to become a sort of shorthand, like Kafka's beetle. I want all my friends to read these stories, so that all I'll ever need to say is "today I felt like a fireman in Centripetal Force". I'd like to be able to just say "he'll be turning nine soon" and watch everyone in the room shiver and fidget in their chairs.

The other stories are clever and well-done - it's just that the patterns that propel them may become so apparent that the stories seem only like brilliant exercises, the execution of an idea, with nothing real at stake.

Then again, "The Lives of the Prophets" seemed at first the most pattern-bound of all - I could hardly bear to read it - until it spun around and surprised me. The disappointment I felt when I guessed where some of the stories were headed - made me all the more delighted to be wrong.
sunrise bird
This collection of short stories by Catalan author Monzo works a series of deft variations on familiar literary themes, reversing old tales (Robin Hood is so good at robbing from the rich that he creates new classes of rich and poor, to his embarrassment), or working clever plays off vaguely horrific but darkly funny situations. The tone is coolly detached, and the stories probably shouldn't be devoured at a single sitting, although it is a temptation.
Guadalajara download epub
Short Stories & Anthologies
Author: Quim Monzó,Peter Bush
ISBN: 1934824194
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
Language: English
Publisher: Open Letter; 1st edition (July 12, 2011)
Pages: 125 pages