Obabakoak. Bernardo Atxaga, Author, Margaret Jull Costa, Translator Pantheon Books $22 (p) ISBN 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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Another German critic, Kaiserpointed out that the references to the Spanish Civil War might be lost on German readers. Obabakoak Demetra Hrvatska – Inostrannaya Literatura Russia – Quetzal Editores Portugal – Classical texts such as A Thousand and One Nights or the Decameron were unanimously hailed as influences; but critics also discovered references to 19th-century authors such as Balzac, Chekhov, Maupassant cf.

As the Czech structuralist Jan Mukarovsky wrote, we can deduce established aesthetic norms from the critical reception of an oeuvre. Further, he wrote that in Obabakoak readers encountered a dexterous narrator who made them think about the world and their lives. Obabakoak Byblos Castellano – Pages: Sign in with Facebook Sign in options.

Series by Bernaardo Atxaga. Some of these are: Poems by Dobby Gibson. Editoria del Norte Obabakak – The critics wrote that the novel was limited by its thematic development, and though its quality could not be doubted, it was obabaklak agreed that it was a minor work in comparison with The Lone Man cf.


Obabakoak Vintage USA – 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. Obabakoak Inostrannaya Literatura Russia – Want to Read saving… Error rating book.

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Bernardo Atxaga (Author of Obabakoak)

Zmora Bitan Publishers Israel – Obabakoak Christian Bourgois Editeur France – Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Some of the articles’ titles made reference to the book’s exoticism: Although Atxaga has been writing professionally for many years, even today many readers are surprised to learn of the effects his writing has had outside the Basque frontiers – in places as remote as Japan or Venezuela, for example, where a book entitled La sonrisa de Bernardo Atxaga i was published.

In the Salon du Livre ofthe French critics Vitoux and Caccia expressed their surprise at Atxaga’s style, and stressed the exoticism of the book. To Siberia by Per Petterson. Some critics analyzed Obabakoak ‘s peculiarities more in depth in academic books.

Obabakoak Punto de lectura Castellano – Obabakoak is a shimmering, mercurial novel about life in Obaba, a remote, exotic Basque village.

He said that in heaven there’s a huge obaabkoak reserved solely for married people who’ve never once regretted getting married. Obabakoak Giulio Einaudi Editore Italia – Lee Six, Traugott, Nisulathe use of fairytale-like narrative techniques cf. The reception of Obabakoak and Two Brothers in newspapers and literary journals Obabakoak Obabakoakenglish edition.


The international reception of Bernardo Atxaga’s works

Pick a Theme However, it must also be said that the Spanish critics were surprised that the book was originally written in Basque, and their surprise showed their ignorance of Basque literature. Diane’s trying again in 10 42 Apr 10, Hints of darker undercurrents mingle with moments of wry humor in this dazzling collage of stories, town gossip, diary excerpts and literary theory, all held together by Atxaga’s distinctive and tenderly ironic voice.

Diane’s Reading Roadtrip 47 Dec 31, Obaba is peopled with innocents and intellectuals, shepherds and schoolchildren, whilst everyone from a lovelorn schoolmistress to a cultured but self-hating dwarf wanders across the page.

Some stand out among these: Apart from the general praise mentioned above, the other aspect that the critics remarked upon was the book’s originality.

In Germany, critics described the novel as “a jewel” cf. Christian Bourgois Editeur France – Aylak Adam Turkiye –