[xmca] Re: Reading for Sevilla

From: David Daniel Preiss Contreras (davidpreiss@puc.cl)
Date: Wed Aug 03 2005 - 16:57:02 PDT

Nobel Prize winner Camilo Jose Cela might works as well:

Mike Cole writes:

> David's note about readings for discussion reminded me that I am looking for
> good suggestions about books to read to gain a deeper understanding of
> Spain, its
> history, and culture.
> My favorite way to learn about history is through good historical novels
> and I would
> really welcome suggestions. There are a ton of interesting historical novels
> in English
> about England and the Americas, but I know of few about Spain.
> in the non-fiction realm a visitor from Spain, Nacho Monter has suggeted
> Pierre Vilar,
> *Spain: A brief history* and I have a book titled *Ornament of the World*
> about medieval
> Spain that looks really interesting.
> In the novel department I have found only two historical novels, one
> *Captain Alatriste" by
> Perez-Reverte and an old classic that was made into a Hollywood film,
> *Captain from Castillo."
> There are novels about more recent times, such as Zafon, *A shadow of the
> wind" set in
> Barcellona and *The blind man of Seville* set there, but with an historical
> memory that
> dates back to the immediate post-civil war days.
> Can anyone make other suggestions?
> mike

David D. Preiss
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