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Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth

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ISBN-10: 1564787729

ISBN-13: 9781564787729

Edition: 2012

Authors: Salvador Espriu, Rowan Ricardo Phillips

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One of the defining texts of twentieth-century Catalan fiction, written by one of its most innovative and cherished writers, Salvador Espriu’s Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth is a collection of thirty-four short stories in which the twists and turns of action, character, and place are as winding and sumptuous as the legendary maze of its title. Originally published in 1935 in the midst of great countrywide political and social upheaval, these stories are a mirror, a grotesque mirror, held up to Catalan and Spanish society. Infused with a deep sense of mythic power, blending social realism with lush modernist experiment, Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth is a triumph of style. Perhaps…    
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing
Publication date: 8/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 166
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Salvador Espriu (1913-1985) is considered one of the Catalan language's most significant postwar writers, producing fiction, poetry, and drama. Two volumes of his Selected Poems are available in English translation.

Rowan Ricardo Phillips was born in New York City. He is the author of When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness, as well as numerous essays, poems, and translations. He has taught at Harvard and Columbia , and is currently an Associate Professor of English and Director of the Poetry Center at the State University of New York at Stony Brook University.