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In the Time of the Butterflies

In the Time of the Butterflies

by Julia Alvarez

I found in literature a place where the table was set for all. Everybody was welcome. I found true democracy in reading.


Julia Alvarez, 2000 (Courtesy of Caleb Kenna)

Written by Adam Kampe and Josephine Reed; produced by Adam Kampe at the National Endowment for the Arts, 2010

Executive Producer: Josephine Reed

All excerpts from Alvarez, Julia. IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, a division of Workman Publishing Company, New York City, © 1994 and Plume, an imprint of Dutton Signet, a division of Penguin Books, USA, © 1995. By permission of Susan Bergholz Literary Services, New York City and Lamy, NM. All rights reserved.

Alvarez, Julia. EN EL TIEMPO DE LAS MARIPOSAS, translator Rolando Costa Piazo, Editorial Atalantida, © 1995 and Plume, an imprint of Dutton NAL, a division of Penguin Books, USA, © 1998. By permission of Susan Bergholz Literary Services, New York City and Lamy, NM. All rights reserved.

Unabridged audio of IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES (2005) and EN EL TIEMPO DE LAS MARIPOSAS (2004) by Julia Alvarez are produced and available from Recorded Books.

Excerpts from “Ay Mariposa,” written and performed by Pedro Luís Ferrer and “Balloon Escapes,” orchestrated and conducted by Carter Burwell, and featured on the soundtrack to the film Before Night Falls (2001), both used courtesy of Universal Music Group. “Ay Mariposa” used by permission of Pedro Luís Ferrer (SGAE) and “Balloon Escapes” used by permission of Carter Burwell and Best Possible Music (ASCAP).

Excerpt from “En el Campo” written and performed by 2009 NEA National Heritage Fellow Edwin Colón Zayas and featured on the album 100% Puertorriqueño (1992), used courtesy of Mr. Colón Zayas.

Excerpt from “rift” composed and performed by jeffrey roden and featured on the album seeds of happiness (2009), used by permission of the big tree music (BMI) and courtesy of New Albion Records.

Original guitar music composed and performed by Jorge F. Hernández, and used courtesy of Mr. Hernández.

And excerpts from the following classical music thanks to Naxos of America, Inc.:

Johann Sebastian Bach's Sonata in G minor performed by José Antonio Escobar, featured on the album Guitar Recital (2001).

“Un día de Noviembre,” composed by Leo Brouwer and performed by Graham Anthony Devine, featured on the album Guitar Music Volume 3(2003).  Leo Brouwer – G. Schirmer, Inc. (ASCAP) o/b/o Chester Music Ltd. [100%] – All rights reserved. Used by permission.

“Elegía por la muerte de un tanguero: Melancolía,” composed by Máximo Diego Pujol and performed by Ricardo Cobo, featured on the album Latin American Guitar Music (2003). Used by permission. © Editions Henry Lemoine, Paris.

Gaspard de la Nuit, composed by Joseph-Maurice Ravel and performed by François-Joël Thiollier, featured on the album Piano Works Volume 2 (1994).

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