La Pell De Brau

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ISBN 978-0-910395-28-1

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ISBN 978-0-910395-27-4
Publication Date
January 1987
Categories
Page Count
79 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9
ISBN
0-910395-28-4

La Pell De Brau

Salvador Espriu

La pell de brau has been called the most important book to appear in Spain in the 1960s. Grappling with themes of national, racial, and cultural identity, its frankness exhilarated and inspired the younger generation of artists to speak out on social and political issues. The Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature said of Burton Raffel's translation: "He has created an Espriu equally valid in English, a monument to a Catalan writer of world stature."


About the Author

Salvador Espriu i Castelló (July 10, 1913 – February 22, 1985) was a Catalan poet writing in the Catalan language.

Reviews

"Many Spaniards would now consider La pell de brau (which Castilians have known since 1963 as La piel de toro) the most important book to appear in Spain during the sixties, tackling themes of national, racial and cultural identity with a brilliant frankness that both exhilarated and in a larger sense inspired many of his younger contemporaries to 'come out' with direct social and political comment. The poet Burton Raffel has achieved a pinnacle in the translator's art: he has created an Espiru equally valid in English, a monument to a Catalan writer of world stature." —Philip Ward, Editor of The Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature