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Homage to Barcelona

Paperback. Pub Date :2002-3-1 Pages: 224 Publisher: Economic Times This book celebrates one of Europes greatest cities - acosmopolitan hub of vibrant architecture. art. culture andnightlife It moves from the story of the citys founding and itshuge expansion in. the nineteenth century to the lives of Gaudi. Miro. Picasso. Casals and Dali. It also explores the history ofCatalan nationalism. the tragedy of the Civil War. the Franco yearsand the transition from dictatorship to democracy which Colm Toibinwitnessed in the 1970s. Written with deep knowledge and affection. Homage to Barcelona is a sensuous and beguiling portrait of aunique Mediterranean port and an adopted home. Toibin has thenarrative poise of Brian Moore and the patient eye for domesticdetail of John McGahern. but he is very much his own man-Observer . Having lived in Barcelona off and on since the 70s. Toibin kno...

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