Books tagged: Spanish & Portuguese

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Fado

By Elaine Ávila

Acclaimed Portuguese Canadian playwright Elaine Ávila’s new play, Fado: The Saddest Music in the World, is a tale of love and ghosts set in the back alleys and brothels of old Lisbon. Part concert, part theatre, the story of a young woman confronting her country’s fascist ... Read more

Leo

By Rosa Labordé

Set in Santiago, Chile, three young friends form a bittersweet love triangle during the political upheaval surrounding President Salvador Allende’s assassination.

Told through Leo’s memories, the play travels through childhood, first friends, and first loves. Passion and ... Read more

Lorcation

By Brian Dedora
Translated by Martín Rodriguez-Gaona

When acclaimed Canadian writer Brian Dedora travelled to Spain in 2012 to explore "Lorca's Granada," he experienced an unexpected transformation that set him on a path of understanding -- of the life and work of Federico Garcia Lorca, of the basic elements in common between ... Read more

Secession/Insecession

By Erín Moure & Chus Pato

Secession / Insecession is a homage to the acts of reading, writing and translating poetry. In it, Chus Pato's Galician biopoetics of poet and nation, Secession - translated by Erín Moure - joins Moure's Canadian translational biopoetics, Insecession. To Pato, the poem is an ... Read more

The Refugee Hotel

By Carmen Aguirre

Two events gave birth to this play: the 1998 arrest of Augusto Pinochet by the spanish courts and the 1995 death of Aguirre’s uncle, who drank himself to death on Vancouver’s skid row, never living to make a victorious return to his country. It has taken decades of silence ... Read more

The Refugee Hotel

By Carmen Aguirre

Two events gave birth to this play: the 1998 arrest of Augusto Pinochet by the spanish courts and the 1995 death of Aguirre’s uncle, who drank himself to death on Vancouver’s skid row, never living to make a victorious return to his country. It has taken decades of silence ... Read more