13 abr. 2011

Obabakoak

I'm teaching one of my favorite books today, Obabakoak by Bernardo Atxaga. Not only one of my favorite pieces of prose fiction, but one of my favorite to teach. It's like the Basque version of Calvino.

(Unfortunately, the movie version is not good. At least, it is not good if you've read the book. They create an attractive female student who is doing a film project in the fictional town of Obaba, as the narrative thread.)

One thing we've been discussing is the idea of a minority literature. This will become clearer to them in the 3rd section of the book.