Obabakoak

Editor: Erein (Euskara)
Year: 1988
ISBN: 978-8475682181
Pages: 402

Obabakoak is a shimmering, mercurial novel about life in Obaba, a remote, exotic Basque village. A schoolboy's mining engineer father tricks him into growing up, an unfortunate environmentalist rescues deceptively harmless lizards, and a rescue mission on a Swiss mountain climbing expedition in Nepal turns into murder. Obaba is peopled with innocents and intellectuals, shepherds and schoolchildren, whilst everyone from a lovelorn schoolmistress to a cultured but self-hating dwarf wanders across the page. Hints of darker undercurrents mingle with moments of wry humor in this dazzling collage of stories, town gossip, diary excerpts and literary theory, all held together by Atxaga's distinctive and tenderly ironic voice. An unforgettable work from an international literary giant, whom the Observer (London) listed among the top twenty-one writers for the twenty-first century.

"A fine, shimmering, mercurial novel" - The Observer (London)

"A classic of Basque fiction. . . . The book exudes its own charmingly Old World ambiance distinct from the raw youthful frontier stylings of Garcia Marquez and others from that hemisphere. ... Atxaga is heir to Kafka and E.T.A. Hoffmannm, proudly embracing his European blood." - The Barnes & Noble Review

"A brilliantly inventive writer... He understands the nature of storytelling and is at once terribly moving and wildly funny." - A.S. Byatt

Other editions

Obabakoak

Erein (Euskara)

Obabakoak

Erein (Euskara) - 1997
ISBN: 978-84-7568-824-4
Pages: 396

Obabakoak

Dituria (Albania) - 1996

Obabakoak

Editoria del Norte (Asturianu) - 1995

Obabakoak

Ediciones B (Colección Tiempos Modernos) (Castellano) - 1989
Pages: 380

Obabakoak

Círculo de Lectores (Castellano) - 1990

Portada

Obabakoak

Ediciones B (Colección VIB) (Castellano) - 1993

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Ediciones B (Colección Tiempos Modernos) (Castellano) - 1994

Obabakoak

Ediciones B (Colección BDB) (Castellano) - 1995

Obabakoak

Ediciones B (Colección Ficcionario) (Castellano) - 1997

Obabakoak

Punto de lectura (Castellano) - 2000

Obabakoak

Byblos (Castellano) - 2005
Pages: 496

Obabakoak

Alfaguara (Castellano) - 2007
ISBN: 978-84-204-7136-4
Pages: 400

Obabakoak (DVD)

Manga Films (Castellano) - 2005

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Ediciones B (Colección Línea d'ombra) (Catalá) - 1990

Obabakoak

La Magrana (Catalá) - 1999

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Edicions 62 (Catalá) - 2005

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Cuba (Cuba)

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Samleren Förlag (Danmark) - 1997

Obabakoak

Schönbach Verlag (Deutschland) - 1991

Obabakoak

Unionsverlag (Deutschland) - 1995

Obabakoak

Christian Bourgois Editeur (France) - 1991

Obabakoak

Faktoria K de libros (Galego) - 2008
ISBN: 978-84-96957-36-7
Pages: 416
Translation: Ramón Nicolás

Ομπαμπακοακ

Editions Ekkremés (Hellas) - 1993

Obabakoak

Demetra (Hrvatska) - 2001

(Obabakoak)

Zmora Bitan Publishers (Israel) - 2003

Obabakoak

Giulio Einaudi Editore (Italia) - 1991

(Obabakoak)

Hyundaemunhak Publishing Company (Korea) - 2011
ISBN: 978-89-7275-554-8
Pages: 520

Obabakoak

Nijgh & Van Ditmar (Nederland) - 1992

Obabakoak

Chuokoron-Shinsha Inc. (Nippon) - 2004

Gkensyn med Obaba

Gyldendal Norsk Förlag (Norge) - 1994

Obabakoak: W poszukiwaniu ostatniego slowa

Oficyna Literacka (Polska) - 1992

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Quetzal Editores (Portugal) - 1992

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Libra Universalia (Romania) - 2009
Translation: Aurel Covaci

Portada

(Obabakoak)

Inostrannaya Literatura (Russia) - 2004

Portada

pend

Gernika-Mosku (Russia) - pend

Obabakoak

Tammi Publishers (Suomi) - 1994

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Albert Bonniers Förlag (Sverige) - 1994

(Obabakoak)

Dar Altaliaa Al-Jadidah (Syria) - 1999

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Dost Kitabevi (Turkey) - 2001

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Hutchinson (UK) - 1992

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Vintage (UK) - 1993

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Vintage (UK) - 2007

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Pantheon Books (USA) - 1993

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Vintage (USA) - 1994

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Graywolf (USA) - 2010
ISBN: 978-1-55597-551-7
Pages: 336
Translation: Margaret Jull Costa

Obabakoak

Aylak Adam (Turkiye) - 2015