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42 Featured Titles

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Lorca & Jimenez
Selected Poems
Translated by Robert Bly


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 30, 1997
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6213-5 (0-8070-6213-8)

A unique gathering of poems by two great twentieth-century poets, with the original Spanish versions and powerful English translations on facing pages. In a new preface, editor and translator Robert Bly explores what the poems reveal today about politics, the spirit, and the purpose of art. Read more >

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Estrella distante

Written by Roberto Bolaño


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47612-8 (0-307-47612-X)

El delirante y perturbador misterio de un impostor

El narrador vio por primera vez a aquel hombre en 1971 o 1972, cuando Allende era aún Presidente de Chile. Escribía poemas distantes y cautelosos, seducía a las mujeres y despertaba en los hombres una indefinible desconfianza. Volvió a verlo después del golpe, pero... Read more >

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The Supernatural Enhancements

Written by Edgar Cantero


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53815-2 (0-385-53815-4)

A mesmerizing novel . . . what begins as a gothic ghost story soon evolves into a wickedly twisted treasure hunt in The Supernatural Enhancements, Edgar Cantero's wholly original, modern-day adventure.

When twentysomething A., the European relative of the Wells family, inherits a beautiful, yet eerie, estate set deep in the woods of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Don Quijote de la Mancha

Written by Miguel Cervantes


Format: Trade Paperback, 1056 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47541-1 (0-307-47541-7)

Un éxito desde el mismo momento de su publicación en 1604, Don Quijote es una obra maestra no ya de la literatura española sino de la literatura universal. Cuenta la historia de este hidalgo quien, enloquecido por la lectura de libros de caballerías, recorre España espada en mano en busca de... Read more >

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Aleph

Written by Paulo Coelho
Translated by Margaret Jull Costa


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74457-9 (0-307-74457-4)

Transform your life. Rewrite your destiny.

In his most personal novel to date, internationally best-selling author Paulo Coelho returns with a remarkable journey of self-discovery. Like the main character in his much-beloved The Alchemist, Paulo is facing a grave crisis of faith. As he seeks a path of spiritual renewal and growth... Read more >

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Don Quixote

Written by Miguel de Cervantes
Translated by Tobias Smollett
Introduction by Carlos Fuentes


Format: Trade Paperback, 1168 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 10, 2001
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75699-3 (0-375-75699-X)

Widely regarded as the world’s first modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de la Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they wend their way across sixteenth-century Spain. Milan Kundera calls Cervantes “the founder of the Modern Era” and Lionel Trilling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Lieutenant Nun
Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World
Written by Catalina De Erauso


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 30, 1997
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7073-4 (0-8070-7073-4)

Named a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 1996

One of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina de Erauso, who in 1599 escaped from a Basque convent dressed as a man and went on to live one of the most wildly fantastic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Chaos and Night

Written by Henry de Montherlant
Translated by Terence Kilmartin
Introduction by Gary Indiana


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: February 17, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-304-6 (1-59017-304-X)

Don Celestino is old and bitter and afraid, an impossible man. An anarchist who has been in exile from his native Spain for more than twenty years, he lives with his daughter in Paris, but in his mind he is still fighting the Spanish Civil War. He fulminates against the daily... Read more >

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The Mule

Written by Juan Eslava Galan
Translated by Lisa Dillman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 26, 2008
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38508-3 (0-553-38508-9)

Critically acclaimed throughout Spain, and now available for the first time in English, this tender, satirical novel vividly captures the intrinsic absurdity of war—and the joys of true friendship in a place where it is difficult to distinguish man from beast.

Juan Castro Pérez is a simple muleteer caught in the brutal... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Clandestine in Chile
The Adventures of Miguel Littin
Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Preface by Francisco Goldman
Translated by Asa Zatz


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-340-4 (1-59017-340-6)

In 1973, the portly, dark-haired, bearded film director Miguel Littín fled Chile after a U.S.-supported military coup toppled the democratically elected Socialist government of Salvador Allende, replacing it with the rule of General Augusto Pinochet. Pinochet’s cruel reign was to last some seventeen years, during which Chile was turned into a... Read more >

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El coronel no tiene quien le escriba

Written by Gabriel García Márquez


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: April 13, 2010
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47544-2 (0-307-47544-1)

El coronel no tiene quien le escriba fue escrita por Gabriel García Márquez durante su estancia en París, adonde había llegado como corresponsal de prensa y con la secreta intención de estudiar cine, a mediados de los años cincuenta. El cierre del periódico para el que trabajaba le sumió en la... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Ages of Lulu
A Novel
Written by Almudena Grandes
Translated by Sonia Soto


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 6, 2005
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-688-9 (1-58322-688-5)

At just fifteen years old, Lulu, a “round, hungry little girl,” finds that her erotic cravings are already powerfully established when she is seduced by a family friend, Pablo, twelve years her senior. This initial encounter incites the violent power play that drives an adult Lulu through a series of increasingly... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Wind from the East
A Novel
Written by Almudena Grandes
Translated by Sonia Soto


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 1, 2007
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-746-6 (1-58322-746-6)

Internationally celebrated author Almudena Grandes has produced her finest work yet with The Wind from the East, a blend of two narratives set alternately in Madrid and an Andalusian town by the sea. Sara Gómes Morales, given up at birth to be raised by her wealthy godmother, is betrayed on her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Miguel Hernandez

Written by Miguel Hernandez
Translated by Don Share


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: NYRB Poets
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-629-0 (1-59017-629-4)

Miguel Hernández is, along with Antonio Machado, Juan Ramón Jiménez, and Federico García Lorca, one of the greatest Spanish poets of the twentieth century. This volume spans the whole of Hernández’s brief writing life, and includes his most celebrated poems, from the early lyrics written in traditional forms, such as the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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By Fire, By Water

Written by Mitchell James Kaplan


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: May 18, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-352-1 (1-59051-352-5)

Luis de Santángel, chancellor to the court and longtime friend of the lusty King Ferdinand, has had enough of the Spanish Inquisition. As the power of Inquisitor General Tomás de Torquemada grows, so does the brutality of the Spanish church and the suspicion and paranoia it inspires. When a dear friend’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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La casa de los amores imposibles

Written by Cristina Lopez Barrio


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-80426-6 (0-345-80426-0)

Una saga familiar mágica y fascinante, llena de pasión, odio, venganza, amor y tragedia.

Clara Laguna es una hermosa joven de un pueblo español de finales del siglo XIX. Cuando se enamora de un hombre rico, su madre, una hechicera tuerta, le previene de la maldición de las Laguna: están condenadas a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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All Souls

Written by Javier Marias
Introduction by John Banville


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95077-2 (0-307-95077-8)

In All Souls, a visiting Spanish lecturer, viewing Oxford through a prismatic detachment, is alternately amused, puzzled, delighted, and disgusted by its vagaries of human vanity. A bit lonely, with few classes to teach and a charming but elusive married mistress, he casts about for activity.Yet so much goes into simply... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Corazón tan blanco

Written by Javier Marias


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95138-0 (0-307-95138-3)

Una extraordinaria novela sobre los secretos y las sospechas que, poco a poco, van tiñendo los corazones blancos hasta que dejan de serlo

Pocos meses después de su viaje de novios y sin aún haber podido, o querido, adaptarse a su cambio de estado, Juan se entera casi sin querer de que... Read more >

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Cuando fui mortal

Written by Javier Marias


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95135-9 (0-307-95135-9)

En los cuentos de Cuando fui mortal se halla, como señaló en su día la crítica, “la oportunidad de abrir la puerta para vislumbrar el universo único de uno de los mejores novelistas contemporáneos”. Por aquí se pasea toda una serie de personajes turbadores: un médico español que visita de noche... Read more >

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Dark Back of Time

Written by Javier Marias


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95074-1 (0-307-95074-3)

Called by its author a “false novel,” Dark Back of Time begins with the tale of the odd effects of publishing the 1989 novel All Souls, a book Marías swears to be fiction, but which its “characters”–the real-life dons and professors who have “recognized themselves”–fiercely maintain to be a roman à... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Heart So White

Written by Javier Marias
Introduction by Jonathan Coe


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95076-5 (0-307-95076-X)

Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Award, and widely considered Javier Marías's masterpiece, A Heart So White is a breathtaking novel about family secrets that chronicles the relentless power of the past.

Juan knows little of the interior life of his father Ranz; but when Juan marries, he begins to consider the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Infatuations

Written by Javier Marias


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95073-4 (0-307-95073-5)

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book, NPR Great Reads, and Onion A.V. Club Best Book of 2013

Each day before work María Dolz stops at the same café. There she finds herself drawn to a couple who is also there every morning. Observing their seemingly perfect life helps her escape... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Infatuations

Written by Javier Marias
Translated by Margaret Jull Costa


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-96072-6 (0-307-96072-2)

From the award-winning Spanish writer Javier Marías comes an extraordinary new book that has been a literary sensation around the world: an immersive, provocative novel propelled by a seemingly random murder that we come to understand—or do we?—through one woman’s ever-unfurling imagination and infatuations.

At the Madrid café where she... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Mañana en la batalla piensa en mí

Written by Javier Marias


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95137-3 (0-307-95137-5)

Mañana en la batalla piensa en mí nos habla sobre el ocultamiento y el olvido, y sobre el engaño, que quizá “es nuestra condición natural”

Víctor Francés, un escritor frustrado que presta su pluma a otros, es invitado a cenar a casa de Marta Téllez, una hermosa mujer casada a la que... Read more >

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Negra espalda del tiempo

Written by Javier Marias


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95140-3 (0-307-95140-5)

Una “falsa novela”, en palabras del propio autor, Negra espalda del tiempo comienza con la historia de la publicación de su novela Todas las almas, un libro que consiguió que sus lectores se empeñaran en confundir lo ficticio con lo real. En Negra espalda, Marías decidió convertir lo real en ficticio... Read more >
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