Author Archives: The Untranslated

Group Read of José Trigo: The Final Event at The Untranslated Book Club Before It Closes Down

On February 6, 2023, we are starting our group read of Fernando del Paso’s masterpiece José Trigo, which is going to be the last event at The Untranslated Book Club. If you have at least an intermediate level in Spanish … Continue reading

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José Trigo by Fernando del Paso

There are some debuts, like Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane or William Gaddis’ The Recognitions, which give you pause and make you wonder: How could this be a first work? How is this even possible? Fernando del Paso’s debut novel José … Continue reading

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Interview with Miquel de Palol: On architecture, geometry, literature, nested narratives, the dodecahedron as a 3D table of contents, the soundtrack for his books, and the choice between Immanuel Kant and the Marquis de Sade

The Untranslated: How did your studies of architecture shape you as a writer?  Miquel de Palol: At the beginning of my youth, I made a life plan in which I envisioned architecture as a profession to earn a living and … Continue reading

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