Re: [xmca] Re: Reading for Sevilla

From: Peter Smagorinsky (
Date: Thu Aug 04 2005 - 02:51:50 PDT

Mike et al., in anticipation of Seville, I'm reading:
Spain: A History (Paperback)
by Raymond Carr (Editor)
Paperback: 335 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press; New Ed edition
(January 1, 2002) Language: English ISBN: 0192802364

Not a novel, but a good background if you are as ignorant as I am. Peter

At 11:51 PM 8/3/2005 +0000, you wrote:

>What about Don Quixote, Mike?
>This year is the 400th anniversary of its publication and has been
>remembered through all the Spanish speaking world. Not sure it was in the USA.
>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?
>David D. Preiss
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