Homage to Barcelona

Homage to Barcelona

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 21/05/2010
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Synopsis

Colm Tóibín's Homage to Barcelona celebrates one of Europe’s greatest cities – a cosmopolitan hub of vibrant architecture, art, culture and nightlife. It moves from the story of the city’s founding and its huge expansion in the nineteenth century to the lives of Gaudí, Miró, Picasso, Casals and Dalí. It also explores the history of Catalan nationalism, the tragedy of the Civil War, the Franco years and the transition from dictatorship to democracy which Colm Tóibín witnessed in the 1970s.

Written with deep knowledge and affection, Homage to Barcelona is a sensuous and beguiling portrait of a unique Mediterranean port and an adopted home.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780330373562
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 170g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 15 mm

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Homage to Barcelona
Barcelona, here I come (but not until the Corona Virus Crisis is over).
Tóibín writes about this wonderful city with such a rich and elegant prose that your heart will simply melt. Not only is this book deeply informative, but ... READ MORE
Peter Whyman