El Velorio No Vela: Martorell’s Wake (Bilingual Edition)

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Author: Antonio Martorell
Translation by Andrew Hurley
Spiral-bound book
English and Spanish

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Revisiting The Wake by Francisco Oller, the foremost Puerto Rican painter of the late 19th and early 20th century, Antonio Martorell weaves a fabric of intertwined fables in which the men, women, and children in the painting, its animals, the body of the dead child, Oller himself, the painting’s light and colors, and the objects, instruments, and chemicals that make painting possible all speak, and invite us to reply. And as we do so, that conversation we engage in with the text recreates the rich experience of Martorell s fifty years of ongoing interaction with Oller’s masterpiece.