Check out and contribute to Joan Ducròs’ compilation of literary extracts based in Barcelona (via Carles Mirò). It includes inexplicable exclusions from a similarly themed book I read recently (eg Max Aub), and I’m sure it will shortly add great stuff like self-confessed con-artist Jan Cremer‘s encounter with the Guardia Civil and the prostitutes of the Plaça Reial, just as soon as I can find the damn book.
- Barcelona council, digging residents into a hole
Check out this piece by Nicholas Mead on the thorough screwing the impoverished Carmel district of Barcelona is receiving from the
- Belgian tourist turns suicidal after eating tapas at the Lizarran chain
Carles Miró wonders why more people are not similarly affected.
- Imaginary correspondence between Ferdinand the Catholic and Suleyman the Magnificent
I’ve been merrily dilettanting away recently with a couple of literary robberies and forgeries, so it’s good to see that Zazie
- “the religious women of Vera Cruz are occupied in teaching grammar to the parrots of Alvarado”
Critique of John Pinkerton’s Modern geography (1807) in The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal: The original is, ‘Hay en esta cuidad unas
- Entre el roig i el negre
Last night someone passed me, and I speed-read, Entre el roig i el negre (previous ref), a historical novel that claims