- Title: The Life and Death of a Spanish Town.
- Author: Elliot Paul
- ISBN: 9780837156286
- Page: 201
- Format: Hardcover
The legendary author of The Last Time I Saw Paris 1942 reports on the explosive arrival of the Spanish Civil War on the serene island of Ibiza 1937 Fishermen, hoteliers, store owners, farmers and artists find their lives shattered.
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Paul, expat writer and cofounder with Eugene Jolas of"transition" (the biggest little magazine), left Paris in theearly 30s and tried to figure out his life in the tranquiltown of St Eulalia on Ibiza. "Here at last is peace. I haveattained a zone of contemplation where the voices of landand sea say, You may rest."He didn't have a dime, but soon married a divorced heiress,the third of five wives. The locals -- fishermen and farmers,landowners and shopkeepers -- were tolerant, unassuming people wh [...]
I don't know that many people will find this book interesting any more, as it is based on the Spanish Revolution. I feel that it is important given how near we may be to war.It can be tough to read because of the number of names and places that Paul lists, but he is trying to detail the entire life and death of the Spanish town. You could say the story only "gets good" near the middle but the point of the book is not to tell you the story. Rather, the point is to make you feel the life of the to [...]
DID NOT ENJOY AT ALL. FOR SOME REASON I HAD THOUGHT THAT HEMMINGWAY WROTE A BOOK JUST LIKE THIS AND I THINK I READ IT.
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