The Shadow of the Cathedral

The Shadow of the Cathedral

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"[...]manners, and _La Barraca_ pictures a neighborhood where a stranger takes up a waste tract of land and tries to make a home for himself and family. This makes enemies of all his neighbors who after an interval of pity for the newcomer in the loss of one of his children return to their cruelty and render the place impossible to him. It is a tragedy such as naturalism alone can stage and give the effect of life. I have read few things so touching as this tale of commonest experience which seems as true to the suffering and defeat of the newcomers, as to the stupid inhumanity of the neighbors who join, under the lead of the evillest among them, in driving the strangers away; in fact I know nothing parallel to it, certainly nothing in English; perhaps _The House with the Green Shutters_ breathes as great an anguish. At just what interval or remove the novel which gave Ibanez worldwide reputation followed this [...].""
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Product details

  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 290g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514107694
  • 9781514107690

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53 ratings
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3 26% (14)
2 6% (3)
1 4% (2)
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