Vicente Blasco Ibanez: The Holding (La Barraca)

Lester Clark, Eric Farrington Farrington Birchall, and Patricia McDermott

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ISBN: 9780856685958

Publication: January 1, 1993

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This passionate and moving story of social injustice, violence and revenge, set in the Valencian huerta, has become the classic text of Spanish regional realism. Blasco Ibanez, the 'Spanish Zola', dramatically confronts one of the great social issues of the late nineteenth century, the possession of land, in a vivid recreation of the local types and traditional customs of a closed rural community which jealousy guards its rights and administers its own rough justice against the outsider. The novel is both a lyrical hymn to nature and an expose of man's inhumanity to man, narrated with a human compassion worthy of his master, Galdos. Spanish text with facing-page translation, introduction and notes.

Introduction: La barraca: Genesis La barraca: Et in Arcadia Ego Fiat lux Paradise restored Baptism of water Nymphs Sheperds The horseman of the Apocalypse Sacrifice of innocence Baptism of blood Baptism of fire Our daily bread BIBLIOGRAPHY LA BARRACA, THE HOLIDING NOTES Illustrations Bibliography; La Barraca; The Holding; Notes

Format: Paperback

Size: 210 x 149 mm

216 Pages

ISBN: 9780856685958

Publication: January 1, 1993

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