Obabakoak is a short story collection by the Basque writer Bernardo Atxaga . The title can be translated as “Individuals and things of Obaba”. The book won. Obabakoak is a shimmering, mercurial novel about life in Obaba, a remote, exotic Basque village. A schoolboy’s mining engineer father tricks him into growing. The British press in particular praised Atxaga, writing that Obabakoak was “an exciting intellectual event” (cf. Pavey) and a “brilliant novel, full of life” (cf.

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Vintage UK – See all 5 reviews. We turn to stories then, trying to explain life and loss to ourselves. But the fact that the book was originally written obabbakoak Basque especially aroused the critics’ interest – it was perceived as a novelty, as something exotic. Refresh and try again. In his article “The Social Function of Literature” ixthe writer and editor Ballaz made use of the romantic poet Novalis’ statement that literature romanticizes reality, in other words, that it interprets it.

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The objectivity expected from a third-person narrative is put into question by the closeness with which the reader is made to experience Irene’s feelings. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Myths and superstitions loom large. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Maneraand postmodern authors, such as Perec, Queneau, or Calvino cf.


Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Series by Bernardo Atxaga. But it was the incidence of intertextual references that provoked most onabakoak from the critics. In Spain the reviews were equally positive.

Books in Translation i. Only a Dutch critic stated that the group of short stories making up the text lacked narrative intensity – the remaining reviews I analyzed highlighted the quality of the work. Byatt, president of the jury for obabakoao European Literary Prize insaid that Obabakoakin line with contemporary European tendencies, cleverly combined primal stories and motivations with modern meta-narrative techniques.

They have not been placed there, no, they were carved from one piece of ivory.

Be the first to discover new talent! Other reviews, such as the ones published in Inter Cdi or Mairie de Paris ovabakoak, mentioned the intertextual references to St.

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But “Memoirs of a Basque Cow” was best received in Germany. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Stories from a Village. In most of the reviews published in Basque, after describing the plot, the critics listed the narrative strategies the narrator had made use of. Unionsverlag Deutschland – It could be said that the benrardo of reviews and articles was later remedied, to an extent, by the many interviews of Atxaga that appeared in Basque obabaakoak and magazines cf.


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Animism adds pleasure to the life of an eleven-year-old girl living in the most remote corner of the village, as she walks with her grandfather, saying hello to the bat Gordon, her dog Toby, her horse Kent, and Obabakoakk the chicken.

Other titles were very clear in their praise: There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Gernika Muskerraren bidea Narp. Ugarte concluded his review by criticizing what he saw as the excessively positive reception of Atxaga’s work abroad, which he put down to the fact that foreign critics were blinded by the exoticism of a work written in Basque. Atxaga writes with a dry humor and a certain irreverence which I liked very much, but if there were literary allusions, I have to concede that I could not pick them up.

Demetra Hrvatska – Aribil highlighted the book’s poetry and tenderness. To this select group of influential authors, other critics added Obagakoak cf. Calzean – Frequent Flyer 56 81 Nov 27, Don’t have a Kindle?

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