Spanish Language, Literature and Culture

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My Favorites

My Favorite Authors

I love Spanish literature and I enjoy reading it in Spanish or a good English translation, or both! Some of my favorite authors and books that I recommend are:

From Latin America:

Gabriel García Márquez
   Amor en los tiempos de cólera (Love in the Time of Cholera)
   Cien años de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude)
   Crónica de una muerte anunciada (Chronicle of a Death Foretold)

Mario Vargas Llosa
   Tía Julia y el escribador (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter)
   Ciudad y los perros (translated as: Time of the Hero)
   Conversación en La Catedral (Conversation in The Cathedral)
   Fiesta del chivo (Feast of the Goat)

Eduardo Caballero Calderón
  Cristo de Espaldas
  Manuel Pacho

From Spain:

Ignacio Aldecoa
  Cuentos completos
  Fulgor y sangre
  Con el viento solano

Doña Perfecta
   Amigo Manso (Our Friend Manso)

Francisco Ayala
Cabeza de cordero
  Muertes de perro
  Los usurpadores 

I also enjoy these authors who write in Portuguese, although I only read it in translation. 

From Brazil:

Jorge Amado
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
  Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon
  Tent of Miracles

Moacyr Scliar
Max and the Cats: A Novel

From Portugal:

Eça da Quieróz
Crime of Father Amaro
  Cousin Bazilio: A Domestic Episode
  The Maias: Episodes from Romantic Life

Jose Saramago
All the Names
  The Double
  Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis