Category Periodicals

Recent acquisitions, or, Isabel de Palencia and the magic that is AbeBooks

I may have mentioned once or twice that I have a slight addiction to early 20th-century books on Spain, which has, on occasion, proved fairly expensive. Happily, however, the gems one turns up in a half hour’s browsing on AbeBooks or Antiqbooks are often as likely to cost in the £1s or £10s as in the […]

Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists | Granta Magazine

Since I love lists, I was delighted to see this one, of the best young Spanish-language novelists, according to Granta magazine. To my shame I haven’t read any of them and in fact have only ever heard of one of them – Pola Oloixarac, who I mentioned in another list here a little while back. As a […]

Down the Rabbit Hole of the Hemeroteca Digital | Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE)

For an early 20th-century print obsessive like me, the Hemeroteca Digital, or Digital Periodicals Library of Spain’s Biblioteca Nacional is the perfect place to noodle away a whole day (and sometimes part of the night). I’ll be writing more about some of my favourite findings in future posts, including Rachel Challice and her disappearing hat or Rosa Chacel […]