Waking the Hedgehog: The Literary Universe of Bernardo Atxaga

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University of Nevada Press, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 353 pages
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"Following the trail of the hedgehog reveals the riches of contemporary Basque literature and Atxaga's central position in the Basque literary world. The book explores the enthusiastic global reception of Atxaga's fiction - in particular Obabakoak, which has been translated into twenty-six languages - but also his short stories, drama, poetry, and writings for children and young people. It focuses on the preeminence of the fantastic in Atxaga's work, the experimental style of his hybrid poetic texts, and the "heterotopias" of his realist novels."--BOOK JACKET.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
7
The Basque literary system
25
Bernardo Atxagas literary universe
40
International reception
56
The avantgarde literature of the 197os
74
Obabakoak I
98
Obabakoak II
117
An Intertextual Journey
136
Literature for young people I
154
1o Literature for young people II
173
Two Brothers
195
The Lone Man
214
A Diasporic Text
230
Touching Paradise with Your Fingertips
245
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