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No fictional detective has covered Barcelona more intensively or chronicled modern Spain more thoroughly than Manuel Vázquez Montalbán’s sophisticated gastronome Pepe Carvalho. The 15 or so novels (most translated to English) feature food, sex, and politics. The author himself was a journalist, political activist and critic, who was imprisoned by the Franco dictatorship.
Livermore was a prolific historian of Iberia, especially Portugal. This is a lighter history, combining chapters organized chronologically with thematic chapters on such aspects of the Portuguese world as cities and regions, architecture, birds, music and wine.
Call Number: Fine Arts Library. N7109.A6 H5613 2000
Publication Date: 2000
This volume on the art and architecture of Andalucia includes illustrations of every piece of art described, supplementary regional and city maps and blueprints, inserts on related cultural and intellectual topics, illustrated timelines and explanations of architectural styles, and glossaries and terminology lists.
Call Number: Van Pelt Library GV1796.F55 C435 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-15
Fado and Flamenco
Here are some examples of fado and flamenco found on YouTube. For fado sample some of the best known of current fadistas, such as Mafalda Arnauth, Ana Moura, Mariza, Cristina Branco, and Joana Amendoeira. While the quality of older videos do not generally convey the greatness of the leading fadista of the last part of the 20th century, a best of compilation (music only) of Amália Rodrigues is a place to get an idea.
"In 1925, Fernando Pessoa wrote a guidebook to Lisbon for English-speaking visitors, and wrote it in English. The typescript was only discovered amongst his papers long after his death...it shows us Pessoa's view of his native city - and Pessoa, as an adult, rarely left Lisbon, and it figures large in his poetry. The book can still be useful to visitors today, given that the majority of the sights described are still to be found."
Call Number: Van Pelt Library PQ9281.A66 C5913 2014
Publication Date: 2014
This recently translated fiction by Portugal's Nobel Prize winning author, tells the story of life in 1940s Lisbon. The narration centers on the intertwining lives of the inhabitants of a block of apartments shortly after the world war, showcasing the political turmoil