Home » The Spaniard by Bernard Clavel
The Spaniard Bernard Clavel

The Spaniard

Bernard Clavel

Published November 1969
ISBN : 9780245598142
Paperback
328 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

The Spaniard concerns Pablo Sanchezs struggle to accept his own past. When he escapes from a Spanish detention camp at the end of the Spanish Civil War, he finds a job as a laborer in a vineyard in southern France. He is not merely escaping fromMoreThe Spaniard concerns Pablo Sanchezs struggle to accept his own past. When he escapes from a Spanish detention camp at the end of the Spanish Civil War, he finds a job as a laborer in a vineyard in southern France. He is not merely escaping from Spain. He is also escaping from painful memories: his wifes death, the destruction of his home, the Civil War itself. Clavels realism, startling vivid, is a realism not of events and physical detail but of the emotions to which these details give rise. His technique brings the full weight of Pablos life, past and present, to bear on his every feeling and thought, to give a complete knowledge of what it means to be Pablo Sanchez, to let the reader feel the soil, the ache, the triumph in his own bones.