Spain is an immemorial land like no other, one that James A. Michener, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author and celebrated citizen of the world, came. Michener contributes a gigantic guidebook and, via some pages in relatively small print, has seen and reviewed Spain. The book is a. 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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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite michneer. Maybe he was too close to the country to be able to weave a story line.

It’s an art, dude. Michener died in at the age of ninety. Not only that, but I myself have written about my travels in Spain. Michener fails to dispute and rather supports Dr. Michener was such micjener good travel writer. Part travel book, part history book part snapshot of cultural impressions of Spain in the mid 60’s.

It was God’s will, clearly. The meandering chapters without clear breaks when suddenly switching topics made the narrative tough to follow. These flaws are all certainly applicable to myself. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, best known for its permanent collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings and a room containing Michener’s own typewriter, books, and various memorabilia. I have this sneaking feeling that the place has changed out of all recognition since he published this page tome in It is interspersed with historical, cultural, religious, musical details.


To a certain extent this is true. But his Christian leanings are clear. Lawrence in Italy Next library review: He throws in Spanish history. And Michener goes on for two pages about how a revolution in morals began to occur.

This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Is it available as e-book? Mar 13, Alexandra rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 10, Pages. Michener has ever done on any subject He not only reveals the celebrated Spain of bullfights and warror kings, painters and processions, cathedrals and olive orchards; he also shares the intimate, often hidden Spain he has come to know, where toiling peasants and their honest food, the salt of the shores Here, in the fresh, vivid prose that is James Michener’s trademark, is the real Spain as he experiences it.

Both genres are easy to write and hard to read, which is why fa In a sense no visitor can ever be adequately prepared to judge a foreign city, let alone an entire nation; the best he can do is to observe with sympathy. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. This can present the reader with an experience in the same chapter, from one page to the next of being very interested in the narrative, then suddenly realizing that a different topic is being discussed which has no connection to the other, and which is causing the reader’s attention to wilt.


Iberia : James A Michener :

It is an encyclopedic travel book. The passionate devotion of Spain to the Catholic Church, “while never being reluctant to oppose the Pope when uberia considered him in moral or political error”.

The body was never found. Another great book by Michener. Among dozens of awards and honors, he received America’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, inand an award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in for his commitment to art in America.

And following his wife’s insistence, he declares La Rambla in Barcelona “probably the best promenade I have ever seen. So this is a point for him.

Both of these could be helpful to a iberai in Spain, maybe even to a Spanish person who is visiting parts of the country new to them?

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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