Books: Landscape Without Toros

More cannot be said for a book about Spain than that it contains no description of a bullfight. Two new books with Spanish settings, though otherwise dissimilar, share this rare quality.

REAPERS OF THE STORM, by Elizabeth Lytfleton and Herbert Sturz (303 pp.; Crowell; $3.95), is almost worth buying for the dust jacket alone. Done up in sinister black, it bears a come-on as fetchingly phrased as the preambles of people who sell watches in bars: "Written secretly by two Americans visiting a small fishing village in Spain, Reapers of the Storm has had...

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