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Los papeles de Sísifo

Harkaitz Cano

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Price: 10 euros · No. pages: 120 · Collection: New Collection No. in the collection: 4 · Language: Spanish · Binding: Paperback ISBN: 978-84-9041-404-0 · Year of publication: February 2021 · Place of publication: Madrid, Spain


The myth of Sisyphus fits everyone like a tailor-made suit: his determination to push the rock to the top is rewarded with nothing more than the punishment of having to start all over again. For journalists, the feeling of undertaking a never-ending task is more palpable than in any other profession. While they fight against the clock to ensure accuracy and truthfulness in their newspapers, the powers that be are constantly pulling at the strings in an attempt to control the news.





After obtaining a Degree in Law, he was quickly drawn to writing and, since then, has turned his pen to almost all genres, including novels (Twist and La voz del Faquir, both of which won the Critics’ Prize for the best book in the Basque language), poetry (Compro oro), chronicles (El puente desafinado) and essays (Ojo y medio).

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His most recent book is Gente que trabaja en los tejados, a poetry anthology by the poet Francisco Javier Irazoki. He has a particular penchant for short stories (Circo de invierno, El turista perpetuo) and has collaborated as a scriptwriter on half a dozen comics and graphic novels. His work has been translated into a dozen languages. Furthermore, he has translated into Basque works by authors such as Sylvia Plath, Hanif Kureishi, Raymond Carver, Anne Sexton and Allen Ginsberg. He regularly collaborates with Basque choreographers, groups and musicians. Los papeles de Sísifo is his first play.