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Here's one from L'auca del Senyor Esteve, the tale of Mr Steve. He's the Catalan everyman. I bought a copy of the story on eBay last week from some pleasant Spanish woman who admitted that her English is about as good as my Spanish.

Except this is written in Catalan so my work is, as they say, cut out. I'll start as soon as I've finished Tristram Shandy.


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Apr. 10th, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
"What kind of a story is this?"
"Why, it is a cock and a bull!"
Apr. 10th, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
Aw, now you've gone and spoilt it. That's the last line! Have you seen the film then?

I've finished Book 1 in which we learn about the circumstances of Shandy's birth, his father's theory of nominal determinism (as the New Scientist might say) and hear from his Uncle Toby - although Toby's lines have been interrupted, mid sentence, for about four chapters whilst we hear how he sustained a groin injury at the Siege of Namur.

It's all rather fun.
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