Well... It's not exactly historical, but quite informative, I guess. :) I
was thinking in those years, which are the years of the Spanish Empire until
beginning of the 19th... Uhmmm... Stil thinking.
Mike Cole writes:
> I had not thought of Don Quixote as an historical novel, which is clearly
> a categorical error on my part. My wife is currently reading Homage of
> Catalonia, so I am second in line. 17th, 18th century anyone? 19th?
> On 8/3/05, Tony Whitson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> 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:
>> > http://www.recepty.biz/camilo-jose-cela/
>> > http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/C/Cela-C1am.asp
>> > Mike Cole writes:
>> >> David's note about readings for discussion reminded me that I am
>> >> 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
>> >> Vilar,
>> >> *Spain: A brief history* and I have a book titled *Ornament of the
>> >> about medieval
>> >> Spain that looks really interesting. In the novel department I have
>> >> 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
>> >> 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
>> > home page: http://pantheon.yale.edu/~ddp6/
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>> "those who fail to reread
>> are obliged to read the same story everywhere"
>> -- Roland Barthes, S/Z (1970)
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