Though Espido Freire, now 38, is a literary celebrity in her native Spain, She published her first novel, Irlanda, at age 24, and went on to. The latest addition to my website is Espido Freire’s Irlanda (Irlanda). Freire’s first novel is the only one of her novels to be translated into English. I love Espido Freire’s Irlanda and it has always annoyed me that it isn’t more widely known. At least, now people can read it in English. Yay!.

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Yet she also harps on curses and ghosts, which she finds unpleasant but cannot escape.

This might mark Natalia as a perceptive girl, but when taken too far, it also has a hand in her moral and psychological downfall. But let me toss another possibility into the mix—could it have to do with the subject matter? Irlanda will later mock her for only being interested in stupid plants.

Aetheria rated it it was ok Aug 12, And then that goes back to the chapter when I noticed her comment on children being able to make mistakes.

Her novels have been translated into over a dozen languages, including French, German, and Portuguese. This is a huge trend in modern stories of female development.

She spends much of the time on her own, in a dream world.

Irlanda by Espido Freire

A strange and darker novel that I expected it to be, but at the same time, one that keep me engrossed and whose main character will reside in my imagination for some time. She made her literary es;ido with the novel Irlanda in And then one starts to think, what s the source of fear in this novel? Irlanda, we soon discover, is something of a loner. You know as well as I that the question has several possible answers—the US publishing market, the seemingly absent word-of-mouth that exists between us and everything beyond the Atlantic Ocean with the exception of a few musiciansthe list goes on.


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Learning About the American History: Lara rated it really liked it Aug 26, A few quotes stick in my mind. There is no room for Irlanda, who has a separate room, which somewhat disappoints freirs. She has an interest in teaching creative writing and has taught at several universities. Notify me of new posts via email.

Fairy Tale Review Pressbut do not let that put you off. I still think it might be guilt of some kind. Accept Reject Read More.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Intriga total hasta casi el final But Irlanda seems to me to be another example preaching the volatility of fairy tales, rather than their immobility. Falling asleep also requires relinquishing control which is the main problem of all insomniacs.

This is a rather stranger and still stranger book that is told from the odd and socially ackward point of view of Natalia. Wahrscheinlich ist es besser, als ich es empfand – allerdings erwarte ich von einem Irlandda vielleicht auch andere Dinge, als Jaleh This story starts with the recent death of Natalia’s younger sister, which expected, causes the family to grieve and wanting a change.


Apr 05, Cristina Gallardo rated it freird liked it.

Notify me of new comments via email. It has been translated into several languages. Inshe was awarded the Premio Planeta for her novel Melocotones helados.

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Me ha gustado mucho. Als sie zu Cousin und Cousine aufs Land geschickt wird, trifft sie nach langer Zeit wieder frere normale junge Leute in ihrem Alter. I find their conversation while going through the chests to be especially telling in this respect. My dance for joy in the lab this afternoon and subsequent sprint to the library were definitely worth it.

A very famous critic analyzed the ending of a novel where an ex-husband brutally beat his former wife. I find it fascinating. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I think I see what you mean.

She seems to have had no friends other than her sisters. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.