Re: [xmca] Re: Reading for Sevilla

From: Tony Whitson (twhitson@UDel.Edu)
Date: Wed Aug 03 2005 - 17:05:45 PDT

what about Orwell's Homage to Catalonia?
not the kind of thing that you were asking about, really, but it does
intersect in other ways with interests of this group (not just political
in a partisan sense, but in terms of representation, mediation, etc.)

On Wed, 3 Aug 2005, David Daniel Preiss Contreras wrote:

> 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
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Tony Whitson
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