menu

Lunatics, Lovers and Poets : Twelve Stories After Cervantes and Shakespeare
by Salman Rushdie and Daniel Hahn and Margarita Valencia




Overview -
"The lunatic, the lover, and the poet,
are of imagination all compact."

- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the deaths of William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes, And Other Stories and Hay Festival have selected twelve contemporary international authors to each write an original and previously unpublished story as their tribute to these giants of world literature.

In order to celebrate the international influence of both writers and offer us new and intriguing perspectives on them, six English-speaking authors have taken inspiration from Cervantes and his work, while six Spanish-language authors have written stories inspired by Shakespeare.

The authors are Ben Okri, Deborah Levy, Kamila Shamsie, Yuri Herrera, Marcos Giralt Torrente, Juan Gabriel V squez, Vicente Molina Foix, Soledad Pu rtolas, Hisham Matar, Nell Leyshon, Rhidian Brook and Valeria Luiselli. An introduction by Salman Rushdie explores the liberating legacy of Cervantes and Shakespeare for contemporary fiction.

  Read Full Product Description
 
local_shippingFor Delivery
On Order. Usually ships in 2-4 weeks
FREE Shipping for Club Members help
 
storeBuy Online Pickup At Store
search store by zipcode

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 24 copies from $4.95
 
 
 

More About Lunatics, Lovers and Poets by Salman Rushdie; Daniel Hahn; Margarita Valencia

 
 
 

Overview

"The lunatic, the lover, and the poet,
are of imagination all compact."

- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the deaths of William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes, And Other Stories and Hay Festival have selected twelve contemporary international authors to each write an original and previously unpublished story as their tribute to these giants of world literature.

In order to celebrate the international influence of both writers and offer us new and intriguing perspectives on them, six English-speaking authors have taken inspiration from Cervantes and his work, while six Spanish-language authors have written stories inspired by Shakespeare.

The authors are Ben Okri, Deborah Levy, Kamila Shamsie, Yuri Herrera, Marcos Giralt Torrente, Juan Gabriel V squez, Vicente Molina Foix, Soledad Pu rtolas, Hisham Matar, Nell Leyshon, Rhidian Brook and Valeria Luiselli. An introduction by Salman Rushdie explores the liberating legacy of Cervantes and Shakespeare for contemporary fiction.


 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781908276780
  • ISBN-10: 1908276789
  • Publisher: And Other Stories
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


Related Categories

 

BAM Customer Reviews