Cloth $28.00 ISBN: 9780974888163 Published January 2010
E-book $8.00 to $18.00 ISBN: 9780983322085 Published March 2014

Winter Journey

Jaume Cabré

Winter Journey
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Jaume Cabré

Distributed for Swan Isle Press

Translated by Patricia Lunn
182 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2009
Cloth $28.00 ISBN: 9780974888163 Published January 2010
E-book $8.00 to $18.00 ISBN: 9780983322085 Published March 2014
With this highly original collection of short stories, Catalonian writer Jaume Cabré takes his place among the masters of the form. In Winter Journey, the reader encounters disparate and often desperate characters—pianist, cuckold, whore, organ builder, rabbi, priest, scholar, thief, hitman, madman, Holocaust survivor, oligarch, failed artist—who challenge notions about will, morality, and “the riddle of existence.” This is not a selection of individual stories, but a singularly brilliant and enigmatic narrative, novelistic in its approach, with mysterious connections linking characters, objects, and ideas across time and place. The text takes the form of a Schubertian musical progression in prose, a philosophical mystery moving freely through a labyrinth of centuries and cities, historical and contemporary. 

Richly allusive with its themes and motifs of music and art, Winter Journey will continue to provoke questions long after the reader has closed the book. This edition represents the first translation of Cabré’s work into English and an invitation to many more readers to come along for the ride.
Michele Levy | World Literature in Review

Winter Journey is a ‘pan-tonal’ tour de force, a contrapuntal canon whose multiple motifs, including missing Rembrandts, unreat texts, and unrequited love, coalesce like memory to evoke the fragility of love and beauty in the shadow of mortality.”

Contents

Opus Postum

 

The Will

 

With Hope in His Hands

 

Two Minutes

 

Dust

 

Eyes Like Jewels

 

Gottfried Heinrich’s Dream

 

I Remember

 

Finis Coronat Opus

 

Ballad

 

Poc!

 

The Trace

 

Negotiation

 

Winterreise

 

Epilogue

 

Translator’s Note

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