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Federico García Lorca

What more about Federico García Lorca and his plays have you learnt after reading Blood Wedding, The House of Bernarda Alba, Yerma and the history of late 19th and early 20th century Spain?

The House of Ulloa by Emilia Pardo Bazán

The House of Ulloa follows the strange ongoings in the house of Ulloa as Julián Alvarez attempts to bring it back to some semblance of normalcy. 463 more words

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Nona's Room (excerpt) — Cristina Fernández Cubas (trans. Simon Deefholts & Kathryn Phillips-Miles)

My sister is special. That’s what my mother said when she was born in that bright and sunny room in the hospital. She also said: ‘Special is a lovely word. 701 more words

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Dos años hacía que mi tío vivía en mi compañía cuando, de pronto, una mañana, al sentarnos a almorzar, me dijo:

—Sobrino, me caso… 1,367 more words

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Review: Rimas y Leyendas

Rimas y leyendas by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I know a hymn, giant and strange, that announces an aurora in the soul’s night; and these pages are from that hymn: cadences which expand in the overshadowed air.

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Catalonia vs Spain

If Spain is The House of Bernarda Alba, who is Catalonia?

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Las razones en que mi tío fundaba la tenacidad de su empeño eran muy juiciosas, y me las iba enviando por el correo, escritas con mano torpe, pluma de ave, tinta rancia, letras gordas y anticuada ortografía, en papel de barbas comprado en el estanquillo del lugar. 4,725 more words

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