John Rutherford

John David Rutherford is an Emeritus Fellow (2008) of The Queen’s College, Oxford, a Hispanist and an award-winning novelist and translator from Spanish to English.

  • The Power of the Smile – Book Cover

    This book explores the complex relationship between the smile and the laugh and traces its historical development in Spanish life and culture. The first chapter examines smiles and laughs as they occur in everyday life, taking Galician irony or retranca, and the sarcasm or guasa of Madrid and Seville, as characteristic forms of the smile and the laugh respectively.

  • Breogan's Lighthouse

    With A Short Introduction to Galician Literature by Luciano Rodríguez Gómez and an essay, The Galician Language: An Unfinished Task, by Manuel González González.