Spain: A Literary Companion

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Ediciones Santana, S.L., 2006 - Education - 240 pages
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Award-winning journalist and author Jimmy Burns has compiled a book that is required reading for anyone interested in Spain, its history, culture, politics, and people. Drawing on his Anglo-Spanish family background and more than 50 years of personal and professional experience, Burns provides a compelling narrative of his own. He also draws extensively from the observations of a rich blend of travellers, writers, soldiers, adventurers, saints and sinners from early times to the present day who have been attracted to Spain and its idiosyncrasies. Part personal travelogue, part anthology, Burns's Literary Companion will surprise, entertain and, on occasions, move. Highlights include: Battlefield experiences, from Wellington to the Spanish Civil War, Tributes to Spain's three cultures - Christian, Jewish, and Muslim, The joys and pitfalls of Spanish food and wine, The enduring nature of regional identity, the passion of flamenco, Bullfighting, as loved and hated through the years, How tourists changed certain parts of Spain, The endurance of the Spanish soul. Book jacket.

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About the author (2006)

Jim Burns is host of the nationally syndicated Homeward radio program which is heard daily in more than 800 communities, and has been featured in numerous media outlets, including CNN, ABC, Focus on the Family, and Library Journal. He is also the author of numerous books including Creating an Intimate Marriage, The Purity Code and Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality. Jima and his wife Cathy have three grown daughters and live in Southern California.

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