Iberia, by James A. Michener is a detailed and illustrated exploration of Spain as it was during the mids. The author takes a measured, literary view on. Michener contributes a gigantic guidebook and, via some pages in IBERIA . Spanish Travels And Reflections. by James A. Michener. Has anyone read James Michener’s Iberia before or after visiting Spain? I’m thinking about tackling it before a trip next May.

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May 26, Travelin added it Shelves: It is an encyclopedic travel book.

Iberia: Spanish Travels and Reflections – James Albert Michener – Google Books

You see, Michener was a successful novelist with plenty of time and disposable income on his hands. Michener died in at micheenr age of ninety. In Spain words form a kind of currency which must be spent freely, and to do this is not easy for an American, yet not to do it in Spain is to miss the spirit of human relationships. Spain is an immemorial land like no other, one that James A. Over eight or nine pages he mentions eighteen differences, ranging from the shortest Then wine was drunk; now beer is popular.

There, I’ve finally read my first Michener book, if at an advanced age. He describes forthrightly its perverse historical oppression of the lower classes at the hands of the triumvirate of the church, the army and the landowners and explains that this is why the people have repeatedly risen up to suddenly kill scores of priests. A Chain of Thunder.


The travel book si Iberia is a massive tomb. You need fore knowledge. A God in Ruins. Paperbackpages. At what point does the itch to go to a new city and to see all the sights become just as frivolous as micheneer itch to buy the newest iPhone?

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Wild, contradictory, passionately beautiful, this is Spain as experienced by a master writer. Certainly censorship has disappeared and we see any number of modern films, full of sex, from the once “protected” society.

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Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Perhaps it has become more like the rest of Europe or even more like the rest of the world than it was during the latter part of Franco’s long rule. I love James Michener’s writing and am going to Spain in spring so wanted some insight into Spanish culture.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Michener, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and celebrated citizen of the world, came to love as his own.

A substantial city that seems to be well run It was then that I chanced upon an American edition of Michener’s Iberia in a small magazine and book stall. This page was last edited on 9 Octoberat Tales of the Alhambra. It was an interesting experience in driving throug I enjoyed this book very much, even though I’m not normally a fan of this author.


Start reading Iberia on your Kindle in under a minute. The book was jzmes before Franco’s death, and had some speculation about the changes that might occur.

Iberia by James A. Michener

A picnic Michener had with a random Spaniard, one afternoon in Madrid, a description of a dish and a sudden recipe one in the entire bookfully played-out fantasy conversation with a long-dead Spaniard, the plot of a matador film retold in the most minuscule detail.

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Here, in the fresh, vivid prose that is James Michener’s trademark, is the real Spain as he experiences it. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Read micnener Forward Read it first. But you will definitely know Spain better and probably long to see the places this man has been and see what he has seen.

Iberia by James A. I did enjoy the parts about people, Toledo, museums I’m planning a trip to Spain and Portugal, and since I remember enjoying Michener before, I thought this could be good. Mainly, these speculations deal with the following question: All of this is here in exquisite detail.