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Chapman Issue 88

Issue: 88 - Window on Catalonia

A special feature on Catalan literature, edited and translated by Christopher Whyte introduces us to this robust culture. Josep Murgades on Catalan’s historical and social history, Neus Real looks at the Catalan Woman Writer and Pygmalion turns up in Barcelona (Lluís-Maria Todó). Fiction and poetry by important Catalan writers such as Sergi Pàmies, Narcís Comedira, Narcís Comadira, Gabriel Ferrater’s long poem on coming of age during the Spanish Civil War and Maria Mercè-Marçal’s from her book Sister, Stranger about the strange, erotic relationship fostered between a woman giving birth and her midwife … New poetry by Jim C Wilson, Andrew McNeil, Paula Jennings, Sheena Blackhall responds to an unkind critic and Simon King-Spooner writes in the style of Borges; fiction by George McKissock and Leslie Schenk. 104 pp, 1997, ISBN-10: 0-906772-84-2 / ISBN-13: 978-0-906772-84-3 £5.00