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The Resource Nevada days, Bernardo Atxaga ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

Nevada days, Bernardo Atxaga ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa

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Nevada days
Title
Nevada days
Statement of responsibility
Bernardo Atxaga ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • baq
  • eng
Summary
This is a fictionalised account of Atxaga's nine months' stay as writer-in-residence at the Centre for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada. He is accompanied by his wife, ngela, who is also doing research there, and by their two daughters. During their first few weeks, the family encounter a strange mapache (racoon), which is always staring at them from the garden, a flight of helicopters immediately overhead, a black widow spider, a warning about bears, a party of prisoners in the desert, a lake that is somehow far too calm and too blue, and, not long into their stay, the kidnap and murder of a young girl living in the house right next door. Atxaga tells us about all these strange encounters, and about his colleagues at the university, about the trips the family make to California and across the Sierra Nevada and to Lake Tahoe, but this narrative is also interspersed with accounts of his dreams, with stories from his past. Nevada Days seductively weaves together past and present, and shows us how deeply marked we are by experience and history and relationships, however fleeting or enduring, and reminds us what a very strange thing life is
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A writer in residence at the Center for Basque Studies in Reno, Nevada, takes note of the pieces of life from the homeland as he becomes immersed in a series of interesting and ominous events on campus
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Tone
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10680658
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Atxaga, Bernardo
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
novels
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Costa, Margaret Jull
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True
Series statement
Read the world
Series volume
5
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  • Atxaga, Bernardo
  • Authors
  • Autobiographical fiction
  • Nevada
Target audience
adult
Label
Nevada days, Bernardo Atxaga ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the Basque language as Nevadako Egunak by Pamiela in 2013"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060516013
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780857055361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953805960
Label
Nevada days, Bernardo Atxaga ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the Basque language as Nevadako Egunak by Pamiela in 2013"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060516013
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780857055361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953805960

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