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Arturo Barea: The English Window
27 Jun - 17 Sep|
Instituto Cervantes, Manchester|
One of the most translated and read authors of his generation, Arturo Barea is regarded as one of England’s greatest champions of Spanish Literature. For three months, Instituto Cervantes Manchester, in collaboration with the literary archive dedicated to the writer, brings together the first comprehensive exhibition of the life and works of Arturo Barea. Te collection focuses on the writer’s 18 years of exile in England; having witnessed so much suffering and horror during the Spanish Civil War, Barea found the peace in the UK that he needed to write, and he became the first Spanish correspondent for the BBC.
This exhibition features several editions of Barea’s works, in particular La forja de un Rebelde (The Forging of a Reben) as well as documents, unpublished letters, his typewriter and the only existing recording of him.
Exhibition open Monday to Friday 10:00-20:00.