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A Journay to Spain

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This is the second book by well-known Estonian writer, literature critic and translator Jaan Undusk published by Neputns; the first was a collection of essays, Boļševisms un kultūra (Bolshevism and Culture) published in 2016. Both books have been translated from Estonian by Maima Grīnberga.

In 1999, Jaan Undusk, together with a “group of pepople to whom spiritual interests were not strange” visited Spain, taking the route from Burgos to Salamanca and from there to Madrid and Toledo. Impressed by the journey, he later wrote five texts which resulted in the book "A Journey to Spain", published in 2016.  

n 1999, Jaan Undusk, together with a “group of pepople to whom spiritual interests were not strange” visited Spain, taking the route from Burgos to Salamanca and from there to Madrid and Toledo. Impressed by the journey, he later wrote five texts which resulted in the book "A Journey to Spain", published in 2016.

Jaan Undusk
Jāns Undusks

He has named himself the reason why I love, adore and admire his texts. It is “sensual terrorism” that flows from all his texts: scientific research, essays, and fiction. Explosiveness of words, sentences, thoughts, style, paradoxes, comparisons, conclusions, etc. The possibility to translate (and of course read) his texts is an opportunity to enter into dialogue with genius. His “inner Spain”, which this text is about, gives the reader an impulse to discover and try to understand “external” Castile, Catalonia, the Basque Country, etc. far more effectively than any correct tourist guide can offer.

Maima Grīnberga
Jāns Undusks

In 2016, Jaan Undusk’s “A Journey to Spain” was awarded the title of the best travel book of the year in Estonia among more than 20 nominated books.

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