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Madrid: A Literary Guide for Travellers

Madrid: A Literary Guide for Travellers
Jules Stewart

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Madrid has now overtaken Barcelona to become Spain's most visited and popular city. Its literary tradition has always been deeply ingrained in the city's history and poets and writers continue to hold court in the city's literary salons. Jules Stewart guides the reader on a colourful journey through more than 400 years of literary and intellectual life, centred mostly in the Barrio de las Letras, and brings to life the people and places, vivid anecdotes and rich historical detail that made Madrid the heart of literary Spain.

Author Info

Jules Stewart is a journalist, historian and author. He was born in New York and worked there in various guises - including a yellow cab driver - over the years. His books include Madrid: The History; Albert: A Life; The Kaiser's Mission to Kabul; On Afghanistan's Plains: The Story of Britain's Afghan Wars and Gotham Rising: New York in the 1930s (all published by I.B.Tauris); Crimson Snow: Britain's First Disaster in Afghanistan; The Savage Border: The Story of the North-West Frontier; Spying for the Raj: The Pundits and the Mapping of the Himalaya and The Khyber Rifles: From the British Raj to Al Qaeda. He lives in London.


"A tour de force. No one knows Madrid better than Jules Stewart, and there could be no better guide to the city's rich literary past. Destined to become required reading for anyone with even a passing interest in Spain."
Jason Webster, author of 'Andalus' and 'Sacred Sierra', `For an elegantly written and deeply knowledgeable literary tour of Madrid, there could be no better guide than this wonderful volume by Jules Stewart.'
Paul Preston, author of The Spanish Civil War

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Series: Literary Guides for Travellers

ISBN: 9781788310994
Publication Date: 30 Oct 2018
Number of Pages: 288
Height: 198
Width: 129
Illustrations: 15 black and white illustrations and 2 maps

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