Autobiography by Cristobal Hara. First edition. First impression in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
Cristóbal Hara was born into a Spanish colonial family in 1946; his German mother died shortly after his birth. He spent his early childhood in the Philippines as well as the USA. When he was eight years old, he was sent to a religious boarding school in provincial Spain. He found himself locked into a world of perverse religiosity and sexual repression, coupled with violence and corporal punishment. This occurred during the middle years of the long Franco dictatorship. His experience, although perhaps particularly traumatic to an outsider, was not uncommon to Spaniards of his generation. Half a century later, Hara worked with the wild horses of northern Spain. He strongly identified with the mixtures of vulnerability and rebelliousness of the ponies; the dust, the smells, the general roughness, and coercion made him relive the childhood experience. In Autobiography, the second volume of a trilogy (following An Imaginary Spaniard, 2004), Cristóbal Hara uses images taken in contemporary Spain and filters them through the emotional memories of his childhood. The result digs deep into Spanish culture and into the cultural background of his generation.
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