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Riassunto: The theme of non-communication in human relationships in a world saturated with information is the connecting thread in this collection of stories. The mystery of light in Vermeer's famous painting inspires a writer; a travelling lingerie salesman is helped by a rock musician as he waits for his runaway son; an emigrant describes his experiences in Havana to his nephew; and, a thief, killed while robbing a bank, recounts his love story. Non-communication in a world saturated with information is the connecting theme in this lively collection of stories by the author of "The Carpenter's Pencil". The everyday lives of Rivas' unforgettable characters may be desperate and harsh, filled with pain and solitude, but humour and tenderness always redeem them. "Vermeer's Milkmaid" includes the three stories that comprise "Butterfly's Tongue", upon which Jos- Luis Cuerda's acclaimed film of the same title is based.
L'autore: Manuel Rivas was born in A Corua in 1957. He writes in the Galician language of north-west Spain. He is well known in Spain for his journalism and television programmes, as well as for his prize-winning short stories and novels, which include the internationally acclaimed The Carpenter's Pencil. Jonathan Dunne is the translator of two of Manuel Rivas's novels, The Carpenter's Pencil and En salvaxe compa-a. His other translations from the Galician include the poetry of Rosal-a de Castro and the short stories of Rafael Dieste.
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Descrizione libro Harvill Press 27/12/2001, 2001. Condizione libro: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9781860469305
Descrizione libro Harvill Press, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Vermeer's Milkmaid & Other Stories This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9781860469305
Descrizione libro The Harvill Press, 2002. Condizione libro: Good. 1St Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP34009805
Descrizione libro Harvill Press, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Vermeer's Milkmaid & Other Stories This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-9781860469305
Descrizione libro London, UK: The Harvill Press, 2002. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Fine. 1st Edition. F/na. Light edge wear and light rubbing. First UK Edition. First Printing. Publisher sheet laid in. This book is from the extensive Gatenby Collection amassed over 30 years . Gatenby was the founding artistic director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, a hugely successful annual event that helped "Time Magazine" declare that Gatenby had made Toronto one of the literary capitals of the world. He also directed the readings at Harbourfront in Toronto, and is the author of "Literary Guide to Toronto," among other books. Gatenby signature and date on ffep. Codice libro della libreria 020068