It is an imaginary person, this woman journalist who turns inside out certain typical scenes of the Spain immediately before...

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SPANISH PRELUDE

It is an imaginary person, this woman journalist who turns inside out certain typical scenes of the Spain immediately before the overthrow of the dictatorship. But one senses an autobiographical note. It is difficult to see this book, however, as fiction, for its purpose seems to be to catch photographically, the Spanish scene, the Spanish character, the very forces that made then and now for revolution -- inflammable, unstable, emotional, with little or no power of concentration of thought or effort. Comedy satire -- travel -- human adventure -- taken from fictional angle, thinly spun. And from factual angle, inadequate. But psychologically, an important addition to the Spanish background books. Personally, I'd rather sell as non-fiction.

Pub Date: March 16, 1937

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1937