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Celebrating Santiago’s ever-changing afterlife

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July 25 is the Feast of St James, or Santiago, the patron saint of Spain. While his life was eventful, it was after James’s death that a series of legends sprang up, using the saint’s figure as a constantly changing representation of the hopes of the Spanish people.

July 25th, 2011 | Posted in Culture, Featured | Read More »

Saramago: Iberia’s Godless conscience

When Portugal’s best-known novelist died recently, the Catholic Church was quick to underline its contempt for him. But there was more to the author of ‘Blindness’ than Marx and atheism.

July 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Books, Culture | Read More »

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