“Prime minister José Luis Zapatero said the assault on Andrew Sachs was ‘measured’ given the actor’s portrayal of a halfwit Spaniard who thinks a rat is some kind of Siberian hamster.” Given that Manuel in Fawlty Towers is Barcelona’s best-known literary figure, I’m surprised the council hasn’t declared war, or banned UK flights, or something. (Thanks to the DG)
- Enemies of the Spanish nation
Your nominations, please.
- An honest day’s work
A brief discussion of Mozart and Verdi’s Requiems and Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia.
- Port, but no stars aboard, methinks
Roman Abramovich’s Ecstasea in Barcelona harbour
- Spanish patriotic symbols which ain’t
For all my halfwit, lunatic and thieving sectarian friends wrapped in their stupid flags, from the estimable Iñaki Berazaluce. I haven’t
- Aub on intellectuals
One of the surprises of Sergio Vila-Sanjuán and Sergi Doria’s Passejades per la Barcelona literària (“Walks in literary Barcelona”) is that