THE SPANISH LABYRINTH by Gerald Brenan

THE SPANISH LABYRINTH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From a background of first hand knowledge of Spain and the Spaniards, Mr. Brenan has written a detailed and meticulously careful history of the years leading up to the Spanish Civil War. No country presents -- to the average outsider -- so confusing a picture of internal contradictions. Mr. Brenan succeeds -- for me at any rate-in somewhat clarifying the intricate network of political parties, with ramifications and diversifications caused by agrarian problems, the power of the Church -- and when once the irruption into Civil War became inevitable, the open intervention of foreign totalitarian powers. An objective book, keenly sympathetic and understanding of the Spanish character and genius and weakness, the personalities of leaders, the incredible poverty and low social level of peasants -- the forces that led to Civil War.

Pub Date: Aug. 17th, 1943
Publisher: Macmillan