Castilla: Translated by Michael Vande Berg
First published in 1912, "Castilla" remains one of the most widely read works of twentieth-century Spanish literature in the United States. In it Azorin calls up some of Spain's most enduring and evocative images - windswept villages, rugged towers, proud "0hidalgos," late-afternoon "corridas" - as he works to resolve the defining tension of his generation: the desire to embrace the spirit of change entering Spain from northern Europe against the attempts to identify and preserve the essential elements of Spain's storied past."
THE FIRST CASTILIAN RAILROAD
A CITY AND A BALCONY
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