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Books to show off that you don’t have to read | Culture

Drawing by Tom Gauld for his book ‘In the kitchen with Kafka’, published in Spain in 2018 by Salamandra Graphic. The influence French Maddy Burciaga made headlines in January this year for advertising imitation boxes of luxury books at 19.99 euros for two units; their fake books (fake books) have no pages and, as can […]

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The project ‘The books to the factories’ and the magazine ‘Litoral’, winners of the National Prize for the Promotion of Reading 2021 | Culture

Cover of number 3 of the magazine ‘Litoral’ from March 1927, illustration by Federico García Lorca.STUDENT RESIDENCE, Madrid The project Books to factories, of the Anastasio de Gracia Foundation, and the magazine Coast They have been designated this Thursday as the winners of the National Prize for the Promotion of Reading, awarded by the Ministry […]

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Oxford University Press: Oxford University stops printing its own books | Culture

The University of Oxford began printing books continuously in 1586, thanks to a royal decree.MATTHEW CHILDS / Reuters Minutes of meetings of the committee of academic delegates led by Oxford University Press (OUP), the prestigious English university publishing house, stopped being handwritten in 1969. By then, the typewriter had been invented almost a hundred years […]

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The terror of ETA and other books of the week

TERRORISM IN SPAIN: FROM ETA TO DAESH. Gaizka Fernández Soldevilla POLANCO CITIZEN. Juan Cruz WHAT IS AT STAKE. Philipp Blom PRAISE OF LIMESTONE. WH Auden HISTORY NOTEBOOK. Manuel Rico THE WALL OF MADRID. Luis Prados de la Escosura

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The Francos keep 800 books by Emilia Pardo Bazán in their building in Madrid | Culture

Francisco Franco’s widow, Carmen Polo, took part of Emilia Pardo Bazán’s library to number 8 Hermanos Bécquer street in Madrid after the fire that devoured Franco’s dining room and bedroom and caused significant damage to the Torre de la Chimera, the literary watchtower of the writer. There are now preserved, according to sources close to […]

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Galicia: The Galician Academy claims Pardo Bazán’s books offered by the Franco family to the RAE | Culture

Emilia Pardo Bazán, in white on the left, with companions on a visit to the Meirás construction sites.THE COUNTRY Emilia Pardo Bazán’s books may end up becoming a fruit bowl of poisoned apples. While in Galicia the Government of the Xunta is equipped with reports from experts to prevent its departure from the autonomous community […]

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Books: The literary return of the Spanish exile | Culture

The socialist Julián Besteiro, in the Carmona prison (Seville), holds a dog accompanied by four Basque priests, in 1940.PABLO IGLESIAS FOUNDATION Exile is a scar without which the history of Spain in the twentieth century cannot be understood, due to its duration, four decades, and its depth, since the half million people who crossed the […]

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The Abbey of the Valley of the Fallen returns 477 books withdrawn during the dictatorship to the National Library | Culture

First of volume de la obra ‘together in the diary of Judith history and moral sense. New York: Lawrence Anisson costs, from 1663, one of the five ejemplares unico que el Valle de los Caídos Total has a la Biblioteca Nacional.David G. Folgueiras In October 2017, a researcher from the Community of Madrid entered the […]

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Proteo bookstore fire: The flames cannot with the books in Malaga | Culture

Jesús Otaola, director of Proteo, this Tuesday at the bookstore.Garcia-Santos Next to a melted computer screen, Jesús Otaola looks around with glassy eyes. There’s glass on the floor, soot on the walls, and burnt paper scraps. He has not slept for 72 hours due to a nightmare that started last Thursday after eleven at night. […]

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Cornered furniture and books in the kitchen: Pardo Bazán’s legacy is in danger in Meirás | Culture

The historian Manuel Pérez Lorenzo compares these days the old photos that were taken in the Torres de Meirás during Emilia Pardo Bazán’s life with the inventory of what the Franco family has left behind, forced to abandon it. There are those of your family and friends having a picnic, cooling off in the pond […]

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