Personal Name: Atxaga, Bernardo. Uniform Title: Soinujolearen semea. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book The accordionist's son, Bernardo Atxaga ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa.
The Accordionist's Son is a remarkably powerful and accomplished novel, exploring the life of David Imaz, a former inhabitant of the Basque village of Obaba, now living in exile and ill-health on a ranch in California. As a young man, David divides his time between his uncle's ranch and his life in the village, where he reluctantly practises the accordion on the insistence of his authoritarian father.
By (author) Bernardo Atxaga, Translated by Margaret Jull Costa. The Accordionist's Son is a remarkably powerful and accomplished novel, exploring the life of David Imaz, a former inhabitant of the Basque village of Obaba, now living in exile and ill-health on a ranch in California. Bernardo Atxaga was born in Gipuzkoa in Spain in 1951 and lives in the Basque Country, writing in Basque and Spanish. He is a prizewinning novelist and poet, whose books, including Obabakoak and Seven Houses in France, have won critical acclaim in Spain and abroad.
The Accordionist's Son is a graceful, thought-provoking novel, David's daintily observed youth mined with the politics of the unsettled region. However the breadth of Bernardo Atxaga's intentions means many threads are unresolved; and because, rather like David Copperfield, this David goes through life more buffeted by the actions of others than propelling events himself, there is often the sense that many of the novel's critical scenes are taking place out of the reader's sight.
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The Accordionist's Son book. A celebrated international author, listed among the 21 top. With affection and lucidity, Bernardo Atxaga describes the evolution of a young man caught between country and town, between his uncle the horse-breeder and his political father. The course of David's life changes one summer night when he agrees to shelter a group of students on the run from the military police. This is the most accomplished novel to date by an internationally celebrated writer. The Accordionist's Son is memorable for its epic scope-from 1936 to 1999-and the details with which it sparkles in gorgeous prose
Also by Bernardo Atxaga. The Accordionist’s Son. The Lone Man. The Lone Woman. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa. First published in Great Britain in 1992 by Hutchinson. In his eyes I must have seemed a soul in mortal danger, a child who, lacking a mother-she had died when I was born-was at the mercy of a hateful man, a man who would not hesitate to drag his own son into the abyss in which he himself lived. The canon must have thought there could be no better way of attracting me than through my friendship with my schoolfellows.
In The Accordionist's Son, one of these words is zulo, here translated as "hiding-place". Over the 60-year period that the novel covers, from the 1930s to the 1990s, this zulo is used for many different purposes, all of them essential to the lived history of the village of Obaba in the heart of the Basque country. The novel begins and ends far from Obaba. Like many Basques, the Imaz family have been forced to emigrate.