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In the Beginning Was the Sea by Tomás González

I have read a few French books translated into English by Frank Wynne including ‘Alex’ and ‘Irene’ by Pierre Lemaitre but I was unfamiliar with his translations from Spanish until now. 444 more words


Has Spanish Literary Hero, Cervantes', tomb been found?

Forensic scientists in Madrid claim that they have uncovered the tomb of the celebrated Spanish writer, Miguel de Cervantes, in the city’s Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians. 163 more words

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Recovering Past Modernities: El Cuento Semanal

Libraries evoke images of books: fragrant leather-bound tomes, anthologies with furtive underlining by generations of undergraduates, popular paperbacks with now threadbare spines, imposing indexes holding court from heaving shelves. 1,255 more words

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Miguel de Cervantes: An internet sensation?

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) has been in the news a lot lately… considering he lived over four centuries ago! First, in late January, Spanish researches reported… 894 more words


The Prince of Mist: Review

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Publisher: Little, Brown Books

Genre: Historical Fiction

Summary: A mysterious house harbors an unimaginable secret. . . .

It’s wartime, and the Carver family decides to leave the capital where they live and move to a small coastal village where they’ve recently bought a home. 304 more words


Book review: Soldiers of Salamis by Javier Cercas

Book title: Soldier of Salamis (Soldados de Salamina)

Author: Javier Cercas

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Hello! I’m introducing today a new way of reviewing books. 354 more words