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Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Twelve Stories after Cervantes and Shakespeare

Lunatics Lovers and Poets Twelve Stories after Cervantes and Shakespeare The lunatic the lover and the poet are of imagination all compact William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night s DreamTo commemorate the th anniversary of the deaths of William Shakespeare and Miguel d

  • Title: Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Twelve Stories after Cervantes and Shakespeare
  • Author: Daniel Hahn Margarita Valencia Ben Okri Kamila Shamsie Juan Gabriel Vásquez Rhidian Brook Valeria Luiselli Yuri Herrera
  • ISBN: 9781908276780
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Paperback
  • The lunatic, the lover, and the poet,are of imagination all compact William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night s DreamTo commemorate the 400th anniversary of the deaths of William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes, And Other Stories and Hay Festival have selected twelve contemporary international authors to each write an original and previously unpublished story as their The lunatic, the lover, and the poet,are of imagination all compact William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night s DreamTo commemorate the 400th anniversary of the deaths of William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes, And Other Stories and Hay Festival have selected twelve contemporary international authors to each write an original and previously unpublished story as their tribute to these giants of world literature.In order to celebrate the international influence of both writers and offer us new and intriguing perspectives on them, six English speaking authors have taken inspiration from Cervantes and his work, while six Spanish language authors have written stories inspired by Shakespeare.The authors are Ben Okri, Deborah Levy, Kamila Shamsie, Yuri Herrera, Marcos Giralt Torrente, Juan Gabriel V squez, Vicente Molina Foix, Soledad Pu rtolas, Hisham Matar, Nell Leyshon, Rhidian Brook and Valeria Luiselli An introduction by Salman Rushdie explores the liberating legacy of Cervantes and Shakespeare for contemporary fiction.

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    1. 4.5After reading all three of Yuri Herrera’s novels this year, I searched for more of his writing and discovered he had a short story in this collection, all published by the not-for-private-profit press And other Stories. While Herrera’s story, which takes as its inspiration Shakespeare’s Coriolanus was not my favorite of these, the comparison worked for his tale of Mexican corruption. All I’d previously read of Cervantes was Don Quixote, but I sought out his short story “The Glass Gr [...]

    2. A Cross-Cultural CelebrationWilliam Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes died on the same date, 23 April 1616. The Hay Festival had the brilliant idea of celebrating the joint quatercentenary with a collection of stories inspired by the two authors. And for full cross-cultural effect, the Cervantes-inspired stories would all be written by English-speaking writers, while the Shakespeare pieces would be written in Spanish and presented here in translation. Actually, the cross-culturalism goes furth [...]

    3. My knowledge of Cervantes outside of Don Quixote is non-existant, and my Shakespeare is patchy at best. What brought me to this wasn't the subject matter, but rather signing up to & Other Stories' excellent subscription service. So I embarked on it with no preconceptions beyond the publishers' track record. But the fact is knowledge of Cervantes and Shakespeare, whilst undoubtedly an advantage, isn't necessary to enjoy what is simply a great collection of short stories. Varied in style, but [...]

    4. Three excellent pieces - Ben Okri's opener, 'Don Quixote and the Ambiguity of Reading', 'Glass' by Nell Leyshon and 'Shakespeare, New Mexico' by Valeria Luiselli - but the rest didn't do so much for me. In terms of the exercise, interesting to see that the stories based on Cervantes seemed better suited to re-invention than Shakepseare's, despite so many of Shakespeare's stories being reinventions themselves.

    5. I liked nine of the twelve stories here, three quite a lot:"The Dogs of War" (Juan Gabriel Vazquez, translated by Anne Mc Lean)"Mir Aslam of Kolachi" (Kamila Shamsie)"The Anthology Massacre" (Rhidian Brook)The deeper your knowledge of Shakespeare's and Cervantes' works, the more you will appreciate what these authors have attempted.

    6. an entertaining, brilliantly conceived, if not somewhat uneven collection of commissioned short stories marking the quadricentennial of both shakespeare and cervantes's deaths in 1616, lunatics, lovers and poets is a collaboration between uk publisher and other stories and the hay festival. featuring six english-language authors with an original piece inspired by cervantes and six spanish-language authors with an original piece (in translation) inspired by shakespeare, lunatics, lovers and poets [...]

    7. A great concept that is (unsurprisingly) imperfectly executed. Lunatics, Lovers and Poets puts together twelve newly commissioned stories for the four hundredth anniversary of the deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes, with six Spanish language writers in translation on Shakespeare and six English language writers on Cervantes (there is evidently a parallel version published in Spain with the reverse translations). The writers are drawn from all over the world and are a wide range of ages and pers [...]

    8. This collection of short stories was produced to honour the 400th anniversary of the deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes (who died on the same day, not just the same year). There are 12 stories, half written originally in Spanish, half in English, and two editions have been produced, one in English and one in Spanish. It’s a mixed bunch, but they’re all good, to varying degrees. The references to Shakespeare and Cervantes vary in how subtle or obvious they are, and how literal.“Opening win [...]

    9. I really enjoyed this collection of stories inspired by Cervantes and Shakespeare.Video review: youtube/watch?v=R9WIz

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