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Tomb in Seville

Tomb in Seville - 03 edition

Tomb in Seville - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780786716876

ISBN10: 0786716878

Tomb in Seville by Norman Lewis - ISBN 9780786716876
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers
Published: 2003
International: No
Tomb in Seville by Norman Lewis - ISBN 9780786716876

ISBN13: 9780786716876

ISBN10: 0786716878

Edition: 03

Summary

While the rumblings of oncoming war shook a divided Spain, Norman Lewis and his brother-in-law Eugene Corvaja traveled through the Spanish countryside to the family tomb in Seville. Nearly seventy years later, in prose that is witty, understated, and poignant, Lewis describes the duo's travels first to Madrid, then through the bloody insurrection of October '34, and finally via the length of Portugal to Seville. Once there, they find the Corvaja tomb, but it is nothing like they expected. In this, his last book before his death in 2003, Lewis conjures up the country he returned to time and again in his writing and displays the spirit of pure fascination that has inspired generations of readers. He recalls covering a hundred miles on foot, sleeping in caves, dodging sniper fire, and attempting to dissuade the Communist-leaning Eugene from joining the People's Army. Yet Lewis's sweetly infectious enthusiasm for the sights and sounds of a country holding on to its glorious past in the face of a violent future never wanes. For the avid and the new Norman Lewis reader alike, The Tomb in Seville is a vibrantly fresh tale of a historic time and place.

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