August 8, 2007

THERE IS NO SPAIN:

Catalonia's wise men set off a literary brawl (The Associated Press, August 8, 2007)

When the Frankfurt Book Fair took the rare step of inviting the Spanish region of Catalonia to showcase its literary talent, it did not expect an uproar.

But Catalonia picked writers who publish only in Catalan, the language of this proud patch of northeast Spain, which considers itself a nation within a nation.

Spain's literary world cried foul. Catalonia then backtracked, inviting top-flight Spanish-language writers as well to Frankfurt in October.

But many are refusing to go, calling the gesture an insulting afterthought.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 8, 2007 2:32 PM
Comments

Gosh, geography is so wacky. Where have all these countries gone?

Posted by: erp at August 8, 2007 8:56 PM
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