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Subject: dual language English Spanish
Date Posted: 6/12/2009 11:12 AM ET
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Any suggestions for good dual language books, English and Spanish? I've got those I found on Amazon but others keep showing up. Also would welcome suggestions on good short story authors in Spanish alone -- my all time favorite is Isabelle Allende's "cuentos de Eva Luna." Encantador!
Subject: Angeles Mastretta - Women with Big Eyes
Date Posted: 8/4/2009 8:02 PM ET
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There's a good bilingual edition of Angeles Mastretta's Women with Big eyes, very short stories about women's lives in Puebla, Mexico. I've liked everything of hers that I've read, and several of hers have been translated into English (one of them with two different English titles, just to confuse us), but I think this is the only one that'll give you the Spanish and English versions in the same book.
Subject: Thanks, ExPeruanista
Date Posted: 8/26/2009 1:08 PM ET
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Many thanks, Margaret, I've ordered it. If you are really an exPeruanista, you aren't LEARNING Spanish, of course, but if you have friends who are I also like Imaginacion y fantasia, cuentos de las Americas, edited by Donald Yates and John Dalbor. Out of print but around. The stories are mixed but they are totally in Spanish with English notes for phrases like la desazon le salia al paso, for example (trouble came out to seek him), and a small English dictionary at back. And assuming you are from Peru, it is a magical country, at least for tourists. I went a decade ago to Cuzco and region around, and the altiplano, and am going back this fall, to the Amazon and more time in Lago Titicaco area and Lima. Again thanks, if you think of somethiing else let me know. Best, sylvia
Date Posted: 10/21/2009 3:57 PM ET
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How about Paulo Coelho? His books are easy to understand, normally no crazy vocabulary like Spanish Classics. Of course his original stories are in Potuguese, there are Spanish translations widely availible.

Date Posted: 12/2/2009 12:52 PM ET
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Great idea, will look immediately.