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Marta Rebón
Liquid cities

(En la ciudad líquida)

Novela literaria

  • Published: 16/11/2017
  • ISBN: 9788415451846
  • 408 pages

A collection of narrative essays – a mix of personal accounts and critical reflection – in which the author explores the influence of literature (translating it, reading it and writing it) on individual destinies, as it shapes our personal lives in the most unexpected of ways.
Liquid cities are those where their outlines are reflected in the waters of a river or a sea. For the author, they are also a metaphor for the head space and in-between state where you go to when reading, translating or writing. But what is really in this book cannot be explained.

About the author

Marta Rebón (Barcelona, 1976) has a degree in Slavic Arts and Literature and a masters in Humanities. She is also preparing a doctoral thesis on non-fiction narratives in Eastern Europe. She has been a literary translator for over a decade, with a specialism in Russian novels. She has translated over forty books, including novels, essays, memoirs and plays. Her most notable translations include Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, Letters to Vera by Vladimir Nabakov, People, Years, Life by Ilya Ehrenburg, A Confession by Leo Tolstoy, Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol and four works by Svetlana Alexievich. She has lived in Cagliari, Brussels, Quito, St. Petersburg and Tangier.