11 nov. 2011

A book review in Transnational Literature

Praia das catedrais, photograph by Luis Miguel Bugallo Sánchez

My review of Australia and Galicia: Defeating the Tyranny of Distance / Australia e Galicia: vencendo a tiranía do afastamento appeared recently in Volume 4, 1 of Transnational Literature.

The first paragraph:
When asked by Susan Ballyn what Spanish word first comes to mind from the years he spent in New Norcia after being forcibly removed from his family in the early 1950s, Alf Taylor replies: Merda. It is very likely that Taylor would have heard it from a Catalan monk at New Norcia innumerable times, but the fact that his Spanish is immediately represented by the Catalan term for ‘shit’ makes for quite an amusing anecdote in the context of an interesting and meaningful interview.

Maralinga, SA. Photograph by Wayne England

You can read the rest of the review here.

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