martes, 22 de marzo de 2011

Franc in English

La editorial Akashic Books acaba de sacar al mercado el volumen Barcelona Noir dentro de la colección Noir Series, dedicada a "homenajear" diferentes ciudades del mundo a través de relatos de misterio. Cada escritor o escritora centra su historia en un barrio, a mi me tocó el Poblenou. El título del cuento es El enigma de su voz, in English The enigma of her voice, que viene a ser lo mismo. Aquí tenéis el enlace y la referencia (in la lengua de Shakespeare, para que veáis que no miento)

Barcelona Noir 
Edited by Adriana V. López and Carmen Ospina, trans. from the Spanish by Achy Obejas. Akashic, $15.95 trade paper (300p) ISBN 978-1-936070-95-4
The 14 stories in Akashic's Barcelona volume hew closely to the bleak spirit of the noir genre, whether reaching back to the 1920s, as Andreu Martín does in the chilling "The Law of Escape," or chronicling chaotic immigrant-infused present-day Barcelona, as Raúl Argemí does in "The Slender Charm of Chinese Women." Standouts include Eric Taylor-Aragón's "Epiphany," with its shocking ending; David Barba's ghoulish "Sweet Croquette"; Teresa Solana's "The Offering," with its echoes of Edgar Allan Poe (and one of two stories originally written in Catalan); and Jordi Sierra i Fabra's "A High-End Neighborhood," in which a Filipino servant suffers the whims of a wealthy couple and their spoiled children. Francisco González Ledesma's brief "The Police Inspector Who Loved Books," about an old man with more books than he can read who's going blind and doesn't want to live if he can't read anymore, provides a bittersweet ending. (May) 

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