Auteur: Brenan, Gerald
Titel: South from Grenada
Between 1920 and 1934, Gerald Brenan lived in the remote Spanish village of Yegen and South of Granada depicts his time there, vividly evoking the essence of his rural surroundings and the Spanish way of life before the Civil War. Here he portrays the landscapes, festivals and folk-lore of the Sierra Nevada, the rivalries, romances and courtship rituals, village customs, superstitions and characters. Fascinating details emerge, from cheap brothels to archaeological remains, along with visits from Brenanís friends from the Bloomsbury group Ė Lytton Strachey and Virginia Woolf among them. Knowledgeable, elegant and sympathetic, this is a rich account of Spainís vanished past. Brenan is best known for his masterwork on the pre-Civil War history of Spain `The Spanish Labyrinth'.
2008, 396 pag., Euro 16,95
Penguin, London, ISBN 9780141189321
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