Vicente Blasco Ibanez: The Holding (La Barraca)

Vicente Blasco Ibanez: The Holding (La Barraca)

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 149 x 210 x 12.7mm | 385.55g
  • Aris & Phillips Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 085668595X
  • 9780856685958
  • 2,560,957

Table of contents

La barraca: Genesis
La barraca: Et in Arcadia Ego
Fiat lux
Paradise restored
Baptism of water
The horseman of the Apocalypse
Sacrifice of innocence
Baptism of blood
Baptism of fire
Our daily bread
Illustrations Bibliography; La Barraca; The Holding; Notes
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About Lester Clark

Vicente Blasco Ibanez. Translated by Lester Clark and Eric Farrington Birchall with Introduction and Notes by Patricia McDermott. Illustrated by Antonio Moratalla Navarro
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