Vicente Blasco Ibanez: The Holding (La Barraca)

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Vicente Blasco Ibanez: The Holding (La Barraca)

Aris & Phillips Hispanic Classics

1993

January 1st, 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.

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Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Title Page4
Copyright Page5
Publisher's Note6
Contents8
Introduction10
La barraca: Genesis10
La barraca: Et in Arcadia Ego14
Fiat lux15
Paradise Restored16
Baptism of Water16
Nymphs17
Shepherds18
The Horseman of the Apocalypse19
Sacrifice of Innocence20
Baptism of Blood21
Baptism of Fire22
Our Daily Bread23
Bibliography25
LA BARRACA THEHOLDING26
NOTES232