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Atxaga, Bernardo

Works: 686 works in 2,125 publications in 18 languages and 9,607 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Drama  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction  Juvenile works  Short stories  Melodrama  Diary fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Lyricist, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: PH5339.A8, 899.923
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Most widely held works by Bernardo Atxaga
Obabakoak : a novel by Bernardo Atxaga( Book )

210 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique and stunning international literary event: winner of Spain's National Prize for Literature, Obabakoak, a work of fiction, is one of only several hundred books to be written in four centuries in Basque, a language understood by few (the author himself had to translate his book into Spanish to broaden its appeal throughout Europe, where it has been published to ecstatic acclaim). Obabakoak means "the people and things of Obaba (a Basque village)," and the narrator weaves a tale reminiscent of Scheherazade's. The village is peopled with rascals, innocents, intellectuals, shepherds, hunters, idiots, and creatures of superstition, and the interconnection of their private worlds is brilliantly evoked. Parody, riddles, texts within texts abound in a book that is playful yet always tinged with melancholy. Possessed of the timelessness of the fairy tale and informed by the lore of the oral tradition - and offering a good-humored spin through metaliterature and intertextuality - Obabakoak is a multi-faceted and rousing celebration of the art of storytelling
The accordionist's son by Bernardo Atxaga( Book )

71 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Imaz, the teenage son of an accordionist, begins to suspect his father participated in the execution of villagers accused of being Republicans during the Spanish Civil War. Twenty-five years after the war officially ended, political, even inadvertently political, choices remain deadly, but fear of Franco's civil guard neither darkens the innocence or exuberance of the young nor lightens the guilt of their parents. In Obaba, grudges and friendships are long-lasting and deep, and secrets are buried only shallowly.--From Publisher's Weekly
Seven houses in France by Bernardo Atxaga( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1903, and the garrison of Yangambi on the banks of the River Congo is under the command of Captain Lalande Biran. The captain is also a poet whose ambition is to amass a fortune and return to the literary cafes of Paris. His glamorous wife Christine has a further ambition: to own seven houses in France, a house for every year he has been abroad. At Lalande Biran's side are the ex-legionnaire van Thiegel, a brutal womaniser, and the servile, treacherous Donatien, who dreams of running a brothel. The officers spend their days guarding enslaved rubber-tappers and kidnapping young girls, and at their hands the jungle is transformed into a wild circus of human ambition and absurdity. But everything changes with the arrival of a new officer and brilliant marksman: the enigmatic Chrysostome Liege
An anthology of Basque short stories by Mari Jose Olaziregi( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lone woman by Bernardo Atxaga( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a bus home after four years in jail, a Basque woman terrorist reflects on her past and future. She has no children, her family disowned her, her husband divorced her, and her comrades think she betrayed them. By a Spanish writer, author of The Lone Man
The lone man by Bernardo Atxaga( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Barcelona hotelier hides two Basque separatists and begins living off his nerves as the hotel is filled with police guarding a foreign soccer team. The World Cup is on. The hotelier, an ex-Basque revolutionary, cannot decide whether he is taking such risk out of nobility of spirit or boredom
Esos cielos by Bernardo Atxaga( Book )

61 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a bus home after years in prison a Basque woman terrorist reflects on her past and contemplates her future
El hombre solo by Bernardo Atxaga( Book )

55 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Son cinco días, pero pesan como siglos. Cinco días en la vida de un hombre al que todos llaman Carlos, un luchador obligado a pactar con el pasado y el miedo, con aquellos seres vivos y muertos que hicieron de él lo que hoy es: un hombre solo que teje su futuro con desgana y asume el riesgo como si de algo inevitable se tratara
Two brothers : the fourth song by Bernardo Atxaga( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As he dies, leaving his two boys orphans, Paulo's father charges him with the duty of looking after his slow-witted younger brother, for otherwise Daniel will be put away in an institution. But Paulo is unable to exert any authority over Daniel, who though 20 - is still in the throes of puberty and goes off in a fumbling, inept pursuit of the village girls." "Among these girls are pretty Teresa and her plain friend, Carmen, a girl disfigured by a birthmark on one cheek. Teresa is the reluctant, indeed disgusted, object of Daniel's dreams, but both are sweet on Paulo, the quiet, irresolute but handsome lad who has inherited the family sawmill. Each girl schemes to win favour with Paulo. The narrators of this story, who take turns to continue the tale, are creatures of the wild driven by their inner voices - a bird, squirrels, a black snake...Delicately told, in the simplest language, this is an elegiac tale of lost innocence and the ruthlessness of the natural world, where the hunter all too soon becomes the prey."--BOOK JACKET
Nevada days : a novel by Bernardo Atxaga( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts author's stay as a writer-in-residence at the Center for Basque Studies in Reno, Nevada
Siete casas en Francia by Bernardo Atxaga( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in Spanish and Basque and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Yangambi, next to the Congo River, the army of Leopold II of Belgium imposes order under the command of Lalande Biran. As a poet, Biran's only objective is to amass a fortune and return to Paris. The characters that surround him turn the wilderness of the jungle into a circus of ambitions and human absurdities. But things take a different turn with the arrival of a new officer, an unerring marksman who hides an enigmatic personality
Días de Nevada by Bernardo Atxaga( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a writer who travels to Nevada, United States, between August 2007 and June 2008, but is also much more. It is a story in which I lived, real time, mixed with memories, images, dreams and recollections. In the arid and hostile desert horizon landscape and green, red and fuchsia casinos in downtown Reno, with its frame and glazed bright lights, led again and again to the reader-narrator-and to that another more intimate landscape, more personal the Basque Country
Lista de locos y otros alfabetos by Bernardo Atxaga( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los quince alfabetos que aquí se recopilan, a diferencia de los alfabetos de los monjes medievales, no tratan de asuntos teológicos sino de literatura y de formas y maneras de narrar; en definitiva: del lenguaje. Es un gran teatro de las letras donde cada una nos inicia en los misterios de la lectura, en un juego vivo de complicidad con el lector en donde detrás de cada letra aparecen conceptos, recuerdos o añoranzas. Lista de locos y otros alfabetos es una brillante reunión de textos, mitad narrativos mitad didácticos, muy modernos y a la vez muy antiguos, que pasan de la literatura vasca a Borges o de la vindicación del plagio a una canción de mar, con la originalidad y frescura que siempre alcanza Atxaga en su obra. [Resumen obtenido de:]
Historias de Obaba by Bernardo Atxaga( Book )

65 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in Basque and Spanish and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two stories about grandfathers. In the first, Old Martin, a Basque shepherd living in Boise, Idaho, recalls a terrible quarrel between two friends, one given to carnal pleasures, the other quite the opposite. Martin's own life was forever changed by the event. In the second story, Sebastián gets to know his grandfather, a man who talks with the animals
Shola et les lions by Bernardo Atxaga( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in French and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shola est une petite chienne qui sait lire ... Elle s'intéresse particulièrement aux livres sur les animaux, et plus particulièrement encore à un livre sur les lions, celui qui démontre qu'elle est la descendante directe de ces animaux
Cuentos apátridas by Bernardo Atxaga( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Spanish and Italian and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories by Spanish and Spanish American authors
Dos hermanos : el cuarto Canto by Bernardo Atxaga( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in Spanish and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horas extras by Bernardo Atxaga( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libro de viajes, tentativa autobiográfica, anecdotario, reflexión del caminante y ensoñación histórica, en Horas extras Atxaga consigue hacer de los géneros y las formas menores el instrumento preciso para hablar desde la periferia de política y de literatura.--Cover
The adventures of Shola by Bernardo Atxaga( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

5 yrs+
Lista de locos y otros alfabetos by Bernardo Atxaga( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Via de letters van het alfabet maakt men kennis met de Baskische microkosmos met zijn literatuur, legenden en historische hoogtepunten; met woordverklaringen in het Spaans
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Audience level: 0.57 (from 0.40 for Seven hous ... to 0.94 for Euskal lit ...)

An anthology of Basque short stories
The accordionist's sonAn anthology of Basque short storiesThe lone womanThe lone manEsos cielosEl hombre soloTwo brothers : the fourth songSiete casas en Francia
Alternative Names
Aćaga, Bernardo 1951-

Atšaġa, Birnārdū 1951-

Atxaga B.

Atxaga B. 1951-

Atxaga, B. (Bernardo)

Atxaga, B. (Bernardo), 1951-

Atxaga, Bernardo

Bernardo Atxaga

Bernardo Atxaga awdur o Wlad y Basg

Bernardo Atxaga baskijski pisarz

Bernardo Atxaga baskischer Schriftsteller

Bernardo Atxaga Basque writer

Bernardo Atxaga écrivain espagnol

Bernardo Atxaga escriptor espanyol

Bernardo Atxaga escritor español

Bernardo Atxaga escritor espanyol

Bernardo Atxaga escrivan espanhòl

Bernardo Atxaga Hispaania kirjanik

Bernardo Atxaga scriitor spaniol

Bernardo Atxaga scrittore e poeta spagnolo

Bernardo Atxaga shkrimtar spanjoll

Bernardo Atxaga Spaans schrijver

Bernardo Atxaga Spanish writer

Bernardo Atxaga spansk författare

Bernardo Atxaga spansk skribent

Garmendia, José Irazu

Garmendia José Irazu 1951-....

Garmendia, Joseba Irazu.

Garmendia, Joseba Irazu 1951-

Irazu Garmendia , José

Irazu Garmendia José 1951-....

Irazu Garmendia Joseba

Irazu Garmendia, Joseba, 1951-

Irazu, Jose

Irazu José 1951-....

Irazu Joseba

Irazu, Joséba 1951-

Irazu, Joséba Garmendia 1951-

Joseba Irazu Garmendia

Μπερνάρδο Ατσάγα

Атчага Б

Атчага Б. 1951-

Атчага Бернардо

Ачага, Бернардо

Бернардо Ачага испанский писатель

Бернардо Аћага 1951-

Гармендия Х. И

Гармендия Х. И. 1951-

Ирасу Гармендия Хосеба

Хосеба Ирасу Гармендия

Хосеба Ирасу Гармендия 1951-

גרמנדיה, חוסבה אירסו

برناردو اتشاغا

برناردو أتشاغا، 1951-

برناردو اتشاغا كاتب إسباني

아차가, 베르나르도 1951-

アチャーガ, ベルナルド