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"Personality Disorders" and Other Stories

The stories of Juan José Millás, who began writing in the 1970s, depart from both the socially engaged, traditional realism and the linguistic experimentation of post-Francoist Spain. They are populated by strange characters: a man who discovers a passage that connects all the armoires on earth, a woman who finds her obsessions to be better company than her cats, a vacationer who prefers his pancreas to the Bahamas as a destination. Influenced by both Gabriel García Marquéz and Franz Kafka and resonant with Freudian concepts, Millás's fiction—ironic, humorous, dreamlike—raises questions about identity, society, and what is normal.

In her introduction, Pepa Anastasio places Millás in the context of modern Spain and provides commentary on the style and themes of a contemporary writer little of whose work has yet appeared in English translation.

About the Authors

Juan José Millás was born in 1946. His publications include Cerbero son las sombras, Primavera de luto, and Dos mujeres en Praga.

Reviews

"Millás is an important Spanish writer, and the stories are fun and thought-provoking. The translations are solid and retain the humor, irony, and satirical thrust of the original texts."—Edward Friedman, Vanderbilt University



"Personality Disorders will appeal to the novice and the expert alike—in short, to anyone who appreciates unusually stimulating, contemporary world literature." —Janis Breckenridge, Whitman College

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Other Titles by Juan José Millás

"Trastornos de carácter" y otros cuentos

Juan José Millás, edited by Pepa Anastasio
Jan 2007 - The Modern Language Association of America, an imprint of Modern Language Association of America
$9.95 USD - book

Other Titles from Mla Texts and Translations

Life and Deeds of the Famous Gentleman Don Catrín de la Fachenda

José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi, edited by John Ochoa, translated by Bonnie Loder
Mar 2021 - The Modern Language Association of America, an imprint of Modern Language Association of America
$17.00 USD - book
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Vida y Hechos del Famoso Caballero Don Catrín de la Fachenda

José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi, edited by John Ochoa
Mar 2021 - The Modern Language Association of America, an imprint of Modern Language Association of America
$17.00 USD - book
$17.00 USD - Electronic book text
$17.00 USD - Electronic book text

The Life of Saint Eufrosine: In Old French Verse, with English Translation

translated by Amy V. Ogden
Jan 2021 - The Modern Language Association of America, an imprint of Modern Language Association of America
$17.00 USD - book
$17.00 USD - Electronic book text
$17.00 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles in FICTION / Short Stories (single author)

Fabrications

Pamela Painter
Nov 2020 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$21.95 USD - Paperback / softback
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The Doctor to the Dead

John H. Bennett, Jr.
Aug 2020 - University of South Carolina Press
$16.99 USD - Paperback / softback
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My Health Is Better in November

Havilah Babcock, Jr.
Apr 2020 - University of South Carolina Press
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