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Francisco Ayala: Author and essayist who found his voice in exile and whose work dealt with power and its abuses
Thursday 05 November 2009
This great Spanish novelist, short story writer and essayist was truly a universal man. He considered himself European rather than Spanish right from the start of his career.
Monday 02 November 2009
The excavation of a mass grave on a Granada hillside where the poet Federico Garcia Lorca was murdered during the Spanish Civil War has reinforced calls for the area to be investigated. "Lorca was just one of 4,000 executions on a roadside just a kilometre long," says Juan Antonio Lopez Diaz, a Granada University professor. "There are so many bodies there that pine trees were planted just to stop them being uncovered by rainfall erosion."
Saturday 19 September 2009
Thursday 28 May 2009
Saturday 09 May 2009
The Granada disco called it an "auction of single teenage girls," and the gawky boys who showed up for this afternoon fiesta were given monopoly money to bid on the lass of their choice. The highest bidder won a free soft drink with his dream date at the VIP lounge.
Saturday 14 March 2009
Thursday 05 March 2009
Monday 26 January 2009
The BBC was under pressure to take fresh action against Jonathan Ross today after the family of an 86-year-old Alzheimer's sufferer condemned his "unforgivable" sex joke.
Saturday 24 January 2009
Saturday 27 December 2008
Monday 15 December 2008
Friday 21 November 2008
When the defeated Muslim king of Granada turned back to gaze on the city in 1492 at the pass still known as the Moor's Last Sigh, he inaugurated five centuries of exile culture. Ever since, Spaniards abroad have thought and dreamed of a lost homeland.
Friday 25 July 2008
Friday 04 July 2008
Seventy summers ago, Spain versus Germany meant more than the final of a football tournament. The outcome differed, too. When the forces of the Spanish government made their last-ditch push on the Ebro against Franco's rebels in July 1938, ferocious bombing by the Nazi planes of the Condor Legion helped to halt the advance. Within months, Madrid fell and a 40-year ice age began.
Tuesday 15 April 2008
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