The Imagined Land
About the Book
"One of the most original and talented novelists writing in Spanish today." Alberto Manguel
With sensuous imagery and musical cadence, renowned Oulipian Eduardo Berti conjures an exquisite, star-crossed love story in pre-revolutionary China. The desires of a young girl, visited in her dreams by her grandmother's ghost, clash with the strict expectations of her parents, exploring the delicate balance between modernity and tradition, mysticism and memory.
Eduardo Berti (b. 1964) was admitted to the Oulipo in 2014, becoming the group's first Argentinian writer. In 2011 he won the Emecé Prize and the Las Américas Prize for his book The Imagined Land.
About the Book
Charlotte Coombe is a British translator based in the UK, working from French and Spanish into English. Her translation of Abnousse Shalmani’s Khomeini, Sade and Me (2016) won a PEN Translates award in 2015. After a decade translating creative texts in gastronomy, the arts, travel and tourism, lifestyle, fashion and advertising, her love of literature drew her to literary translation, with a particular focus on women’s writing. Her work has been published by Phaidon, World Editions and online by Palabras Errantes As well as translating literature, she owns the translation agency CMC Translations providing transcreation, proofreading, editing and revising on a daily basis for various private clients and agencies.