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The Face of Spain

Release Date: 1951

Author: Gerald Brenan

The author and his wife return to Spain, and find a country stagnant and devastated after its brutal civil war.  Hunger, corruption and black-marketeering are rife.

Highly readable.  Full of fascinating conversations with various people, such as an ex-Fascist and a priest, giving their respective views on the Civil War.  Also contains harrowing accounts of extreme poverty.

There is also an account of an attempt he made to find the grave of Lorca, of whom he was a friend.