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"Tormento" by Benito Pérez Galdós

This post is intended as part of the celebration of Spanish Literature organised by the book blogs Caravana de Recuerdos, and Winstonsdad’s Blog. If you haven’t yet visited these two blogs, may I warmly recommend them both. 1,389 more words


Spanish Literature Month: Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Guilty of Dancing the ChaChaCha by Guillermo Cabrera Infante. 1995. French title : Coupable d’avoir dansé le cha-cha-cha.

I’ll be reading Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me… 855 more words

20th Century

Basque literature in focus

It is always interesting to investigate the links between the supported political independence and the cultural identity of a region: in the case of the Basque country, culture is a big part of what serves the cause for independence on many fronts. 657 more words

Culture & Society

Federico García Lorca: The House of Bernarda Alba - La casa de Bernarda Alba (1936) - A Play

I’ve read many French and German plays, some British, American, and Russian ones, but only one or two of Spanish origin. Richard and Stu‘s  569 more words


Don Quixote's School of Regret

Dulcinea squashed the little fly that landed on the second wart on her third chin; smiling, she licked her fingers clean.  “Eh?” she barked, punctuating her question with a decorous belch.  754 more words

Creative Writing

Jungles, Oceans, and the Lookout: The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll by Álvaro Mutis

The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll by Álvaro Mutis

He travels with a shady Cypriot passport, takes odd jobs at sea and travels with almost nothing but the clothes on his back and a hardcover book or two. 631 more words