1. In Spanish, the Quartet is known as Las cuatro estaciones (The
Four Seasons), Pasado perfecto (1991), Vientos de cuaresma (1994), Máscaras (1997),
and Paisaje de otoño (1998), taking place in the four seasons
of 1989. The dates shown are the original Cuban publication dates. When
republished by Tusquets Editores in Barcelona, the books were issued
in the order 3-4-1-2. This order was followed in the first English editions
published by Bitter Lemon Press, London — Red,
Black, Blue, Gold. The English editions cite the Spanish copyright dates — 1997,
1998, 2000, and 2001 — not the original Cuban dates noted above.
The order given here is the correct one — Blue, Gold, Red, Black.
(date) Spanish publication date
[date] English translation date