Christopher Howse

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The other day, I was sitting enjoying a cool drink in one of the great squares of Europe, the Plaza Mayor in Salamanca, with its 88 arches and 274 ironwork balconies surrounding the wide granite space fringed with café tables in the hot spring sunshine. The café outside which I sat was the Novelty, which had been the daily resort of Miguel de Unamuno, author of The Tragic Sense of Life.

From the balcony above my right ear he had proclaimed the Republic in 1931. He was lucky enough to die in his bed on the last day of 1936, having declared the Civil War that broke out in that year “an epidemic of madness”.…  Seguir leyendo »