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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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Who, then, does Natalia really dislike—is it Irlanda, or herself?

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Finally, one of my favorite novels has been translated into English! Lists with This Book. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Amba rated it really liked it May 09, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. She made her literary debut with the novel Irlanda in She spends much of the time on her own, in a dream world.

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March 25, at 5: I never realized how scary that trend is until now. You have no idea how happy I am to be reading it. I wish you were my literature student. Natalia also seems to avoid unpleasant things, which is good for Irlanda. Before Irlanad tell you about this beautiful book, let me pose a question to you, you intelligent readers.


Another excerpt from the novel was published in the Summer issue of The Modern Review. Notify me of new posts via email. Intriga total hasta casi el final Natalia has not seen Roberto and Irlanda for three years and is very impressed when she arrives at their lovely house in the country.

Espido Freire: Irlanda (Irlanda)

Irlanda Irlanda At the start of the novel, Sagrario dies after a long illness. Skip to content Finally, one of my favorite novels has been translated into English! You are commenting using your Facebook account. You are commenting using your WordPress. Iglanda Tale Review Press- Fiction – pages. To ask other readers questions about Irlandaplease sign up.

Feb 03, Anuca rated it liked it. Despite the fact that Sagrario had been ill for some time, it is still a fgeire shock for all four of them, the two girls and their parents.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. This is a rather stranger and still stranger book that is told from the This story starts with the recent death of Natalia’s younger sister, which expected, causes the family to grieve and wanting a change.

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It tells the story of Natalia, a fifteen-year-old girl with a strong imagination. Lucille A GR friend thank you Diane found the artist attribution for the cover art on this spanish edition of Irlanda: Irlanda also lrlanda the traditional fairy tale logic that evil is cut down and only good rewarded in the end, and instead offers the reader a bleaker worldview, in which the protagonist is rewarded—but did she deserve it?


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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Previous Post Previous Antal Szerb: She published her first novel, Irlanda, at age 24, and went on to win the Premio Planeta and Premio Ateneo de Sevilla awards for her subsequent novels; the French version of Irlanda, translated by Eva Irlannda, won the Millepage Prize. Open Preview See a Problem? Don’t be fooled by the book’s supposed simplicity.

Her only friends had been her two sisters and her social skills are low and she has no experience of the opposite sex. This beautifully translated book sspido the first to be published in the English language by one of Spain’s youngest and most celebrated authors.