The Same Sea as Every Summer
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The Same Sea as Every Summer (Trilogía del mar #1)

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Poetic and erotic, El mismo mar de todos los veranos (The Same Sea As Every Summer) was originally published in Spain in 1978, three years after the death of Franco and in the same year that government censorship was abolished. But even in a new era that fostered more liberal attitudes toward divorce, homosexuality,and women's rights, this novel by Esther Tusquets was cont...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published April 1st 1990 by University of Nebraska Press (first published January 1st 1978)
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Beatriz Chavarri
Novela sumamente pedante y, en consecuencia, tediosa. El mismo mar de todos los veranos divaga en alusiones cultas a personajes mitológicos, bíblicos o medievales, que no es que esté mal per se, pero se siente como si la narradora dijera "Soy culta, muy culta, y para demostrarlo vomitaré todo todito todo lo que sé para hacer del mío un libro culto e incomprensible lleno de simbolismos y metatextualidades, para que así en un futuro me estudien y hagan tesis doctorales sobre la intertextualidad mi...more
Rebecca Galloway
This was a beautifully written book. I read the version that was translated into English and was often simply awestruck by the way Tusquets touches all five senses with her writing; I could see, hear, smell, taste everything she described and with an intensity that gave me chills. I wondered what the Spanish version was like given the vivid, descriptive language in the English version.

I felt like I was reading someone's journal when I started reading this book. It's written in a stream of consci...more
Me costó encontrarle el punto a esta novela, las primeras páginas me parecieron tan sumamente complicadas... Esos monólogs que tiene la protagonista, que empiezan en una página y termina dos más tarde, esas referencias a la Mitología (Teseo, Ariadna, el Minotauro, Noxos, y más...), ni un solo diálogo... No estoy acostumbrada a este tipo de literatura, necesita una concentración enorme (por lo menos en mi caso) pero me ha gustado e intentaré leer más de esta autora, y de su estilo en el futuro.
Language is a skin...My language trembles with desire (Barthes, 1990)
This novel is about desire, with a strong undercurrent of pscyhoanalysis running through its veins. The plot itself is simple yet the expressiveness of the narrator opens up a world of fears, insecurities, and most of all desires for the reader.
What fuels our desire? What hinders it? Ultimately, how do certain events in our life change our paths of desire and attainment of that which we desire? All valid questions this novel f...more
Highly recommended. A very interesting point of view on a woman who is trying to find a different kind of life than the one she has inherited from a wealthy and traditional catalonian family.
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