Boxwood by Camilo Jose CelaBoxwood by Camilo Jose Cela

Boxwood

byCamilo Jose CelaTranslated byP Haugaard

Paperback | May 27, 2008

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The extraordinary experimental final novel by the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
"Boxwood" might perhaps be best described as a kind of whirlwind: a vortex of marvelous writing about folklore, traditions, superstitions, cooking, nautical disasters on the Coast of Death (ships from afar spilling cargoes of oranges, typewriters, iron ore, oil, spices), elements of nature both cruel and beautiful, whales, priests, witches, ghosts--sprinkled with various autobiographies-- everything exquisite and crass in Cela's native home, Galicia, Spain.
""If the Holy Ghost were a bat instead of a dove our religion would not be the one true faith and there would be fewer Catholics, and if he were a magpie or a jackdaw there would be none at all, the devil appears in the guise of a billy goat whose rump you kiss as a mark of homage and respect, the Holy Ghost could have been a swallow, but not a cormorant, the form taken by the Holy Ghost is well thought out, you immediately see the hand of God in it, Father Xerardino, the priest of San Xurxo, supposes the form might also have been a butterfly in all the colors of the spectrum...."" (from "Boxwood")
Camilo Jose Cela, 1916 - 2002 Camilo Jose Cela was born on May 11, 1916 in Iria Flavia, district of Padron, Province of Coruiia. He is a Doctor Honorus Causa at Syracuse University in the U. S., Birmingham University in Britain, John F. Kennedy University in Argentina, Palma de Mallorca, Santiago de Compostela, the Interamericana Unive...
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Title:BoxwoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.75 × 5.75 × 0.75 inPublished:May 27, 2008Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811217515

ISBN - 13:9780811217514

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