By Manuel Rivas
On August 19, 1936 Hercules the boxer stands at the quayside at Coruña and watches Fascist infantrymen piling up books and surroundings them alight. it's a second which transforms a tender crew of neighbors, who simply weeks sooner than had spent their days sunbathing underneath the lighthouse, right into a damaged generation.
Out of this incident in the course of the early months of Spain's tragic civil conflict, Manuel Rivas weaves a colorful tapestry of reports and unforgettable characters to create a landscape of twentieth-century Spanish heritage. For it's not merely the lives of Hercules the boxer and his pals which are tainted via the endless clash, but in addition these of a tender washerwoman who sees souls within the clouded river water and the stammering son of a pass judgement on who uncovers his father's hidden library.
As the singed pages fly away at the breeze, their tales survive within the minds in their readers.
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We traders have a lot of gall, I must say; we make these poor Kanakas take back their laws, and take up their taboos, and that, whenever it happens to suit us. But you don't mean to say you expect a law obliging people to deal in your store whether they want to or not? You don't mean to tell me you've got the gall for that? And if you had, it would be a queer thing to propose to me. " "I don't think I would talk of gall if I was you," said I. "Here's about what it comes to, as well as I can make out: None of the people are to trade with me, and they're all to trade with you.
A bit along the path I was brought to a clear stand, and had to rub my eyes. There was a wall in front of me, the path passing it by a gap; it was tumbledown and plainly very old, but built of big stones very well laid; and there is no native alive to-day upon that island that could dream of such a piece of building. Along all the top of it was a line of queer figures, idols or scarecrows, or what not. They had carved and painted faces ugly to view, their eyes and teeth were of shell, their hair and their bright clothes blew in the wind, and some of them worked with the tugging.
Books Burn Badly by Manuel Rivas