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Cervantes Leaves His Pretty Wife and Looks for a Job

A few days after his wedding Cervantes must already have suspected that he had made a mistake. His wife was cheerful and  pretty and passably wealthy but he couldn’t stand her little town. How was he going to spend the … Continue reading

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A Great Story by Cervantes

Rinconete and Cortadillo is one of the best of Cervantes’ short stories. Two raggedy kids coincide at an inn on the road to Seville. “What is your trade?” one asks the other as they lay in the shade at siesta … Continue reading

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Spain As Eldorado

The first explorers, the ancient Phoenicians, found to their surprise that there was a lively commerce already going on in southern Spain. Around the modern Seville and the river Betis, now called the Guadalquivir, barges came and went upriver, where … Continue reading


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