Monthly Archives: February 2015

A lot of bull

  In many parts of Spain, you’ll see the huge black silhouette of a bull, standing on hilltops and near the road.  It’s a world-famous symbol of the country, yet when all is said and done it is still, primarily,

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Fiction, fantasy and philosophy – Jorge Luis Borges (Part II)

If you weren’t with me last time, I’m looking at the career of one of the most famous Latin American (if not world) writers. In the 1950s, Borges became almost totally blind.  The irony of the affliction of blindness on

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Fiction, fantasy and philosophy – Jorge Luis Borges (Part I)

Most Lorca students and quite a lot of non-Spanish speaking people, will know of Gabriel García Márquez, the world-famous Colombian novelist, author of such literary masterpieces as One Hundred Years of Solitude, and Love in the Time of Cholera who

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