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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

Literature

CAPÍTULO PRIMERO.

CONSIDERACIONES PRELIMINARES.

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En que consiste el pensar bien. Qué es la verdad.

El pensar bien consiste, ó en conocer la verdad, ó en dirigir el entendimiento por el camino que conduce á ella. 1,383 more words

Literature

Who is Jorge Luis Borges?

Jorge Luis Borges was a poet, essayist, short-story writer, translator, and one of the most influential people in Spanish literature. He was an incredible man who later in life became blind, but still managed to travel the world. 52 more words

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the one who wears the crown is the one who’s made the most corpses

Down the Rabbit Hole, by Juan Pablo Villalobos and translated by Rosalind Harvey

I tend to be a bit nervous of child narrators, mostly as I think they’re rarely done well. 1,275 more words

Novellas

Sexuality of affliction

In Autumn Sonata, Ramón del Valle-Inclán paints one of the most graphic and lively canvas of the erotic experience in Spanish literature. Chiefly, this can be widely seen in how he makes the lover (Concha) an object colored with various semantic tones relating to sexuality, illness and death, and the protagonist and narrator (Marquis of Bradomin) a fetishist guided by the climax of its (her) presence. 717 more words

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