Saturday, October 07, 2017

Ten top 21st-century Spanish-language books

Elvira Navarro was named by Granta magazine one of the “Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists” in 2010, and she was declared one of the major Spanish voices of the future by the magazine El Cultural in 2013. One of the author's ten favorite Spanish-language books published this century, as shared at Publishers Weekly:
Seeing Red by Lina Meruane, trans. Megan McDowell

Sangre en el ojo is a work of autofiction in which the Chilean author Lina Meruane imagines herself losing her sight and testing the love of her partner Ignacio, who has to act as her guide dog. The protagonist, whose progressive blindness threatens the very marrow of her being, demands of Ignacio the love that she is incapable of feeling for herself. Illness here becomes the motive for a brilliant exploration of commitment, identity and self-destruction.
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--Marshal Zeringue