For our Friends at Pterodáctilo—Portuguese and Spanish Literature and Cultural Experience

By Malvern Books

By Malvern Books

Pterodáctilo is the bilingual journal and blog run by graduate students in UT Austin’s department of Spanish and Portuguese. Since we can't play host to their awesome bilingual readings right now, we've put together a little reading list for our Pterodáctilo pals—and anyone who's interested in reading more Portuguese and Spanish literature!

Best of Contemporary Mexican Fiction

$17.00 $15.64

Recommended by Schandra.

Running

Natalia Sylvester

$17.98 $16.54

Recommended by Schandra.

Hurricane Season

Fernanda Melchor

$22.95 $20.66

Recommended by F.

Space Invaders

Nona Fernández

$14.00 $12.88

F says, "A short Chilean novel about coming of age during political turmoil and the rise of video games, that's possible to read in one sitting."

The Adventures of China Iron

Gabriela Cabezón Cámara

$15.95 $14.67

Recommended by F.

Blood of the Sun: Poems

Salgado Maranhão

$18.00 $16.56

Recommended by Tracey.

Machado de Assis: 26 Stories

Joaquim Maria Machado De Assis

$16.95 $15.59

Recommended by Tracey.

Paraguayan Sea (Trans. from Portuguese)

Wilson Bueno

$15.95 $14.67

Recommended by Tracey.

Lima:: Limón

Natalie Scenters-Zapico

$16.00 $14.72

Recommended by Tracey.

A Tradition of Rupture

Alejandra Pizarnik

$18.00

Recommended by Tracey.

The Dreamed Part

Rodrigo Fresan

$18.95 $17.43

Recommended by Tracey.

Jerusalem

Goncalo M. Tavares

$13.95 $12.83

Recommended by Tracey.

The Books That Devoured My Father

Afonso Cruz

$11.99 $11.03

Recommended by Tracey.

Capital

Afonso Cruz

$16.95 $15.59

Recommended by Tracey.

Education by Stone

Joao Cabral De Melo Neto

$16.00

Recommended by Tracey.

Her Mother's Mother's Mother and Her Daughters

Maria José Silveira

$16.95 $15.59

Becky says, "500 years of Brazil, with its mixture of conquerors and indigenous peoples, wealthy owners and slaves, beauty and exploitation. Through the eyes of women living it, a book of sorrow and joy and history lived."

A Luminous Republic

Andrés Barba

$14.99 $13.79

Recommended by Becky.

The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas

Monica Mu Martinez

$35.00 $31.50

Recommended by Becky.

Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions

Valeria Luiselli

$12.95 $11.91

Recommended by Becky.

Codex of Love: Bendita ternura

Liliana Valenzuela

$18.00 $16.56

Recommended by Stephanie.

Of Death. Minimal Odes

Hilda Hilst

$18.95

Stephanie says, "Hilst’s poetry in English for the first time! 'I attach myself expansive over your head / Death, I take you.' Spare, smart, seductive."

Camouflage

Lupe Gomez

$16.00

Recommended by Stephanie.

The Poor

Raul Brandão

$15.00 $13.80

Recommended by Tracey.