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Felipe Alfau: a bibliography.

1. Books by Felipe Alfau

Old Talesfrom Spain

a. Garden City, NY: Doubleday Doran, 1929

Locos. A Comedy of Gestures

a. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1936

b. Elmwood Park, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 1988; afterword by Mary


c. London: Viking, 1990

d. New York: Vintage, 1990

e. London: Penguin, 1991


a. Elmwood Park: Dalkey Archive Press, 1990

b. London: Viking, 1991

c. New York: Vintage, 1991

Sentimental Songs (La poesia cursi), trans. with an intro. by Ilan Stavans

a.. Elmwood Park: Dalkey Archive Press, 1992 [cloth and paper editions]

2. Anthologized Selections from Alfau's Works

"The Beggar." In Thirteen Great Stories. Ed. Daniel Talbot. New York:

Dell, 1955, 7-19. [From Locos.]

"The Stuff Men Are Made Of." The Pushcart Prize XVI: 1991-1992. Ed.

Bill Henderson. Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, 1991, 218-39. [From


3. Translations of Alfau's Works


Locos. Una comedia de gestos. Trans. into Spanish by Javier Fernandez

de Castro. Barcelona: Seix Barral, 1990; Mexico City: Planeta, 1992,

with an introduction by Ilan Stavans.

Locos. Una commedia di gesti. Trans. into Italian by Eva Kampmann.

Milan: Leonardo, 1990.

Locos. Een Gebaren Komedie. Trans. into Dutch by Peter Elberse.

Amsterdam: Bert Bakker, 1991.

Das Cafe der Verruckten: Eine Komodie der Gesten. Trans. into German

by Heidrun Adler. Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1991.

Le Cafe des fous. Trans. into French by Antoine Jaccottet. Paris: Payot,



Cromos. Trans. into Spanish by Maria Teresa Fernandez de Castro.

Barcelona: Seix Barral, 1991. Chromo's. Trans. into Dutch by Barbara de Lange. Amsterdam: Bert

Bakker, 1991.


Cuentos espanoles de antanio. Trans. into Spanish with an intro. by

Carmen Martin Gaite. Madrid: Siruela, 1991.

4. Interviews with Alfau

Del Arco, Miguel Angel. "Solo he escrito para burlarme de las novelas.'"

Tiempo, 20 May 1991, 138-41. Gil Orrios, Angel. "Enrevista a Felipe Alfau." El Pais, 24 March 1991,

72-73. Moore, Steven, and John O'Brien. See under Margo Hammond (section 5,

below). Stavans, Ilan. "?Quien es Felipe Alfau?" La Nueva Espana 124 (17

March 1991): 43-44. Reprinted in Hispania 75.3 (September 1992):


5. Reviews and Commentary on Alfau's Work

Adams, Phoebe-Lou. [Rev. of Chromos.] Atlantic, May 1990, 133. Allen, Bruce. [Rev. of Chromos.] Philadelphia Inquirer, 23 December

1990, 2-G. Anon. "Felipe Alfau, 1902- ." Contemporary Literary Criticism,

vol. 66. Ed. Roger Matuz. Detroit: Gale Research, 1991. 1-13. Anon. [Rev. of Chromos.] Publishers Weekly, 9 February 1990. Anon. [Rev. of Chromos.1 Kirkus Reviews, 1 March 1990. Anon. [Rev. of Chromos.] Book Preview, October 1989, 2. Anon. [Rev. of Sentimental Songs.] Publishers Weekly, 27 April 1992,

259. Battersby, Eileen. [Rev. of Chromos.] Irish Times, 19 January 1991. Begnal, Michael H. [Rev. of Chromos.] Choice, June 1990, 1674. Brenkman, John. [Rev. of Chromos.] New York Times Book Review, 13

May 1990, 25. Breslin, Jimmy. "Man's "Inconvenience': Life, Honor and Money." New

York Newsday, 23 October 1990, 2. Brossard, Chandler. "Commentary (Vituperative)." Harper's, June 1972,

106-10. [Locos recommended on p. 110.] Caistor, Nick. "Chit-chat in the Carniwaltz" [rev. of Chromos].

Independent (London), 20 April 1991. _____. "Performance in the Shadows" [rev. of Locos]. Independent, 17

February 1990. Coates, Joseph. "At Last, the Party Is Allowed to Start" [rev. of

Chromos]. Chicago Tribune, 22 March 1990, "Tempo," 3. Conklin, Groff. [Rev. of Locos.] New Republic, 22 April 1936, 323-24. Crispin, John. [Rev. of Chromos.] World Literature Today 65.4 (Autumn

1991): 673. Cropper, Martin. "Fruity Hymns" [rev. of Chromos]. Daily Telegraph,

2 February 1991. Daniels, Jonathan. "It's Fun to Be Fooled" [rev. of Locos]. Saturday

Review, 28 March 1936, 10. Dirda, Michael. "Crazy Like a Fox" [rev. of Locos]. Washington Post

Book World, 23 April 1989, 9. Revised and abridged for rev. of Vintage

Locos, Washington Post Book World, 5 August 1990. _____. [Rev. of Vintage Chromos.] Washington Post Book World, 18

August 1991, 12. Ford, Mark. "Welcome Return for a Lost Debutant" [rev. of Locos].

Sunday Correspondent, 21 January 1990. Goslan, Richard. "Old Gold" [rev. of Chromos]. The List (Edinburgh),

25 January 1991, 72. Hammond, Margo. "Fame Finally Comes Knocking on Felipe Alfau's

Door." St. Petersburg Times, 11 November 1990, 7-D. [Includes as a

sidebar a brief interview with Alfau by Steven Moore and John O'Brien.] Iannone, Carol. "Literature by Quota." Commentary, March 4, 1991, 50-53.

[On the five nominees for the 1990 National Book Award; Chromos

discussed briefly, and dismissively, on p. 53.] Leedham, Robert. "Tales from the Edge" [rev. of Chromos]. The

European (London), 15 February 1991. MacDougall, Carl. "Let Us Praise the Novel of 1991" [rev. of Chromos].

Glasgow Herald, 26 January 1991. MacReamoinn, Laoise. "The Time and Motion Man" [rev. of Chromos].

Sunday Tribune (Dublin), 13 January 1991. Mathieson, Kenny. "From the Magical Archive" [rev. of Locos]. Scotsman,

10 February 1990. McCarthy, Mary. "Felipe Alfau's Locos. " Review of Contemporary Fiction

8.3 (Fall 1988): 145-49. Appeared simultaneously as the afterword

to the Dalkey Archive reprint (pp. 201-6) and as "Looking Back on

Locos," New York Review of Books, 22 December 1988, 40-42. _____. "Two |Discoveries'" [rev. of Locos]. Nation, 27 June 1936, 848. Melmoth, John. "Hispanic Attack" [rev. of Chromos]. Sunday Times, 3

February 1991. Mesic, Penelope. [Rev. of Chromos.] Booklist, 1 February 1990. Mobilio, Albert. "Loco Heroes: Felipe Alfau's Alien Nation." Voice

Literary Supplement, June 1990, 18. Mooney, William. "Missing Persons" [rev. of Locos]. American Book

Review 11.4 (September-October 1989): 15. Nathan, Paul. "Ahead of His Time." Publishers Weekly, 19 January

1990, 57. Olszewski, Lawrence. [Rev. of Sentimental Songs.] Library Journal, 1

May 1992, 85. Pekar, Harvey. "Felipe Alfau." Northwest Extra! 1:14 (Summer 1990). Rabassa, Gregory. [Rev. of Chromos]. Boston Review, October 1990,

29-30. Reprinted above, 223-24. Shapiro, Anna. [Rev. of Chromos.] New Yorker, 10 December 1990, 158. _____. "Sixty-one Years of Solitude "[rev. of Locos]. New Yorker, 5 June

1989, 105-8. Reprinted above, 203-6. Shreve, Jack. [Rev. of Chromos.] Library Journal, 15 March 1990. _____ . [Rev. of Locos.] Library Journal, 1 February 1989. Six, Abigail Lee. "Stepping Past the Edge of the Paper" [rev. of Locos].

Times Literary Supplement, 26 January-1 February 1990, 86. Soria, Giuliano. [Rev. of Locos.] Quadernii ibero-americani (Turin) 69-70

(July-December 1991): 349. Soskin, William. "Off the Edge of the Paper into Abysses of Reality" [rev.

of Locos]. New York Herald Tribune Books, 29 March 1936, 6. Stavans, Ilan. "Contra el olvido: Locos (1936), de Felipe Alfau." Revista

Hispanica Moderna 42.2 (December 1989): 173-77. Reprinted in

Quimera (Barcelona) and in Stavans's Manual del (im)perecto resenista

(Mexico City: Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, 1989). _____. "El escritor resucitado en vida." El Observador, 18 May 1991, 1-2.

[Consists of an introductory note by Stavans, his translation of the

Moore-O'Brien interview (see Hammond, above), two poems by Alfau

in Spanish ("Romanticismo" and "Magnetismo"), and Stavans's brief

note "Historia de una revelacion," on how he learned of Alfau.] _____. "La |poesia cursi' de Felipe Alfau." Diario 16, 15 June 1991,

"Culturas," 6-7. Also includes Spanish versions of Alfau's poems

"Romanticismo" and "Evocacion afro-ideal." _____. "La profesia de Felipe Alfau." El Nacional (Caracas), 21 April

1991, "El papel literario," 8. _____. "La sombra de Felipe Alfau." Diario 16, 7 July 1990, "Culturas,"

8. Reprinted in Plural (Mexico) and in Stavans's Prontuario (Mexico

City: Joaquin Mortiz, 1992), 117-23. _____. "Lost in Queens." Commonweal, 20 December 1991, 758-59. _____. "Tres maneras de escribir en ingles." Diario 16, 14 February

1991, 1, 8. Streitfeld, David. "Reluctant Discovery." Washington Post Book World,

22 April 1990, 19. Ugalde, Jose Antonio. "Fatalismo nacional" [rev. of Spanish trans. of

Locos]. El Pais, 18 February 1990, "Libros," 3. Upchurch, Michael. "An Eclectic Collage of Stories within Stories."

Seattle Times, 20 January 1991, L-7. Walton, Edith H. "The Pirandello Manner" [rev. of Locos]. New York

Times Book Review, 29 March 1936, 7. Whalen, Tom. "Felipe Alfau's |Kaleidoscope of Fancies"' [rev. of

Chromos]. Washington Post Book World, 22 April 1990, 10.
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Author:Moore, Steven; Stavans, Ilan
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Date:Mar 22, 1993
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