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    Hi,

    I started my Spanish Texts course today, and the lecturer was quite inspiring. He made the point that as Uni students we need to read around, in the subject, and outside of it - to expand our horizons, feed our intellect, and by the end of Uni come out feeling worldly.

    So, I'm wondering if anyone can recommend me any prose or poetry on the following topics:

    Philosophy
    Italian Literature
    Spanish and Latin American Literature
    Politics
    Spanish and Latin American History


    And can I ask, if you're suggesting poetry, either suggest a collection or a poet, because saying something like "You should really read La Guitarra by Lorca" is good, but if I didn't like it, I'd have to wait for another Lorca poem to be suggested before I could even consider making any judgements at all.

    Obviously, I'd assume that the 'subject specific' stuff will be non-fiction like Aristotle, Machiavelli and such, while the Language-related stuff will be fiction.

    Sorry for being so picky, but thanks in advance.


    Now, I'm off to make a start on Orwell's Homage to Catalonia, in preparation for getting in a Spanish enough mood to read Cien Años de Soledad and Amor en el Tiempo de Colera.
 
 
 
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