Books: Spain Remembered

THE FORGING OF A REBEL—An Autobiography (739 pp.)—Arturo Barea, translated by lisa Barea—Reynal & Hitchcock ($5).

Ten years ago this winter, the siege of Madrid by Franco's army foreshadowed the hell that all Europe was to suffer. Sooner or later, the rest of the world realized that Spain had been victimized, but it was slower in learning how Spain had got herself in for it. The purely Spanish background of the Civil War has never been aired enough, though Spanish historians like Salvador de Madariaga have insisted on its importance. One of the few books to put light on the background is...

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