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PHeymont

And a new book about Spain...

by PHeymont »

The link below is to a fairly long-form NY Times review of Jeremy Treglown's new book, Franco's Crypt: Spanish Culture and Memory since 1936.

Treglown argues that the picture often painted of Franco's Spain as void of intellectual ferment and conflict is not true, and that 

much more was going on during Franco’s regime than is usually credited. Touching on prickly issues with the pragmatic detachment of a foreigner, Mr. Treglown shows that subversive elements were at play in art, literature and cinema, and that a cautious yet irreversible process of modernity had begun long before Franco’s death.

Haven't read it yet...but should be interesting!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/23/books/francos-crypt-spanish-culture-and-memory-since-1936.html?pagewanted=all

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