The Siege in the Room: Three Novellas (Catalan Literature) by Miquel Bauca,Martha Tennent

By Miquel Bauca,Martha Tennent

Carrer Marsala, which gained prizes from town of Barcelona and the Generalitat de Catalunya—neither of which Bauçà troubled to accept—is a constant monologue introduced by way of a paranoid hypochondriac enthusiastic about dental hygiene, intercourse, and his personal squalid rooms in Barcelona. In The previous Man, the narrator observes a wierd development the place a decrepit prisoner is ritually overwhelmed by means of a policeman as soon as every week. The Warden information the narrator's personal captivity, and his courting with the girl who retains him prisoner. In Martha Tennent's haunting translation, corresponding to a Mediterranean Beckett or Thomas Bernhard, Miquel Bauçà's paintings is a smelly reminder of the methods the realm fails its prophets and pariahs.

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