Who is your favorite spanish speaking author?

Who is your favorite spanish speaking author?

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cervantes by default

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      good choice

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      & Cesar Vallejo

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    García Ponce

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >García Ponce
      best work? id like to read some of it

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Encuentros is a good start; Crónica de la Intervención final boss

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Monterroso, Rulfo or Quiroga
          sadly it seems like most of his stuff wasnt translated into english.

          maybe i should just learn spanish

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Miguel Serrano

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Junot ‘La Violacion’ Diaz

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    george orwell

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Excellent post. My vote would go to Borges, though.

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    ¡Ay ay ay señor ding dong!

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Monterroso, Rulfo or Quiroga. Tough choice.

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    imagine unironically speaking spanish

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      why not speak multiple languages?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        what's the point? we're heading towards a world where we're all part of one mixed beige mass that speaks pigdin english. time to do ze bumbaclot needful and be happy.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          bennde upp

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Foreign languages colonize the mind

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          how so?

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Don't egg on the moron.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Oh come on this will be fun

            how so?

            They impart you to think about the experiences of third worlders and you become a cuckold

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            moron

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bolaño

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      whats his best novel? 2666?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Estrella distante.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Agreed. Read Nazi Literature in the Americas too, they’re companions.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        This might turn out a little long, but Bolaño became my favorite author this year, and hopefully I can guide you a little into his works.

        If you want to get into Bolaño, reading 2666 is just as important as reading Savage Detectives. Amazing in their own respective ways, it's the fact that they feel deeply connected through their themes and subjects (literature, violence, going insane, Latin America, finding meaning, lost people, being lost yourself), while also differing in story and format, that makes the experience of reading both so rewarding, than if you were to only read one. Sometimes they are even explicitly connected, as in Savage Detectives where Archimboldi (main 2666 character) and the year 2600 are mentioned. It's great, really. In one his notes to 2666, Bolaño wrote "the narrator of 2666 is Arturo Belano", and in another note titled "for the end of 2666" he wrote "And that's it, friends. I've done it all, I've lived it all. If I had the strength, I'd cry. I bid you all goodbye, Arturo Belano." Arturo Belano is one of the two main characters in Savage Detectives.

        It kinda makes you realize that Bolaño has written an entire universe in a way, and that all of his books can feel a little like one whole book in itself - something I haven't experienced with many other authors.

        This realization was the case for me this year, and I went on to read Nazi Literature in the Americas (great), Amulet (amazing, and of course connected to the other stories), Monsieur Pain, and currently reading The Skating Rink. It's all nice, and everything you read by him definitely expands the universe.

        At last, the fact that Bolaño himself is quite the mystic figure, whose past we don't know much about, produces a very cool meta-layer for 2666 and Savage Detectives, which heavily concentrate on lost writers.

        I'm also excited to read his poetry, which he isn't all that famous for.

        Nonetheless, if you were to read him, I hope you come to experience the same afeiction for him as I.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          shut up nerd

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          i will start 2666 today

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        His Mexican novels (2666 and The Savage Detectives) are his best.

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Juan José Saer.

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous
  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    theres so many untranslated books out there. it makes me want to learn how to read/speak spanish

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    José Donoso

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Robert Graves

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      goodbye to all that was great

  15. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    césar aira

  16. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Jose Ortega Y Gasset

  17. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Jorge Luis Borges

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      gabriel garcia marquez

      kino

  18. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    gabriel garcia marquez

  19. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pues yo, obvio

  20. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Julio Cortazar

  21. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    in Spanish I am stupid. very. Borges probably.

  22. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    emiliano gonzález

  23. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Among us

  24. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I must say Borges. I have been reading Ficciones recently to practice my Spanish and I didn't quite understand the hype about his stories. I guess his charm hides beneath the simplicity of his first-person narrator within these dream-like plots that make you wonder how much of it is real and whether the characters or even the narrator is just some dreamer.

    Especially love Las Ruinas Circulares for these reasons. Such a thick atmosphere for a 9 page story.

  25. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    been camping this thread to find good things to read. thanks guys

  26. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nellie Campobello

  27. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Daniel Sada
    Álvaro Mutis
    Francisco de Quevedo
    Nicolás Gómez Dávila
    Baltasar Gracián
    Antonio di Benedetto

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