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Adams, Douglas The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy The Babel fish and the existence of God revisited
Aesop, Fables Is it the fault of the Greeks that the Germans are the way they supposedly are?
Al Khamissi, Khaled Taxi World Heritage taxi
Alvar, Manuel Manual de dialectología hispánica Traductor castellano-andaluz
Amades, Joan El pessebre Pere Botero's
Amades, Joan Històries i llegendes de Barcelona Candela's Law
Amades, Joan El pessebre Blonde virgins
Amato, Joseph Anthony On foot: a history of walking Run like a gypsy
Anam, Tahmima The good Muslim Etymology of Salafi clarified
Anderson, Ann Snake Oil, Hustlers and Hambones: The American Medicine Show La gran estafa de la Sal del Himalaya
Aub, Max Campo cerrado Bush, the greatest intellectual of our time
Aupí, Vicente Guía del clima de España Patron saint of Barcelona swapped because of climate change?
Ayguals de Izco, Wenceslao La bruja de Madrid Luna de almendras amargas
Azorín, Los pueblos Good judges
Baldick, Robert The Duel: A History of Duelling Unusual duelling weapons
Barea, Arturo The forge Magic oranges from Spain
Barea, Arturo The forging of a rebel Investment is a simple game
Baroja, Pío Desde la última vuelta del camino Meaningless slogans
Baroja, Pío Aventuras, inventos y mixtificaciones de Silvestre Paradox Silvester Paradox meets Mr Macbeth
Baroja, Pío Aventuras, inventos y mixtificaciones de Silvestre Paradox More churchy coppers
Baroja, Pío La dama errante Leonardo Da Vinci's plagiarism of la Moreneta almost foretold
Belpoliti, Marco Il corpo del capo The fundamental difference between Mussolini and Berlusconi
Bennett, Alan The madness of George III The madness of King George, authorised for all pubics
Bidwell, Margaret and Robin Morocco: the traveller's companion Tales of German technological failure
Boccaccio, Giovanni The Decameron Brazilian pastor to his flock (f): "My penis emits sacred milk"
Booth, Martin Gweilo: memories of a Hong Kong childhood Recession rations
Bork, Robert H Coercing virtue: the worldwide rule of judges Anglocabron judicial colonialism
Borrow, George Romany Rye French, Cockney, Dutch in Borrow
Boswell, James The life of Samuel Johnson Sblood Spaniard you get no wall here
Boswell, James Life of Johnson The RAE takes the wall and then goes and loses the bugger
Bou, Lluís El Carmel ignorat Historical leak
Brandes, Stanley Metaphors of masculinity: sex and status in Andalusian folklore More incompetence from the Real Academia Española
Braudel, Fernand The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II A Spanish codpiece
Braudel, Fernand The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II Barcelona and the decline of the city-state
Brenan, Gerald South from Granada Gerald Brenan's children
Brenan, Gerald South from Granada The Orotava Valley agricultural workers strike
Brisset, Jean-Pierre La natation ou l’art de nager appris seul en moins d’une heure Jean-Pierre Brisset's false etymologies: proto-Derrida, demented fun
Brown, James Wood An enquiry into the life and legend of Michael Scot The great Catalan gunpowder swindle
Burns, Jimmy Barça: a people’s passion: El Barça, Franco's favourite team?
Butler, Samuel Erewhon Ewerthon
Butler, Susan The Dinkum Dictionary Alfonso XII, the lost king or a titty-crazed joker?
Cabet, Étienne Voyage en Icarie 10 sensational revelations concerning Étienne Cabet and his Journey to Icaria, with a biography of the author
Calvino, Italo Why Read the Classics? Baroja joke about unread readers
Calvo-Sotelo, Luis Emilio Bienvenido, Mister Marshall Spain, la gran puta
Candel, Francisco Han matado un hombre, han roto el paisaje Cat for hare
Candel, Francesc Han matado un hombre Zombie manufacturing
Casas, Penelope The foods and wines of Spain Brazo de gitano with flesh-coloured filling
Casas, Penelope The foods and wines of Spain Only sensible use for cheap red wine at 30C+
Casellas, Raimon Els sots feréstecs Sinful alien redheads: Roda-soques and Nathalie Borgé
Céline, Journey to the End of the Night Mind over mutter: Céline on the challenges of speech production
Cela, Camilo José A bote pronto French exam
Cela, Camilo José Diccionario secreto A new etymology of "fanny"
Cela, Camilo José Diccionario secreto Dogs' bollocks
Cela, Camilo José Diccionario secreto Several innovative figures of speech from Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Cela, La rosa How can Galicia be a nation if you can't get there from Brussels?
Celan, Paul Fathomsuns Barcelona monument mistranslates Celan, misrepresents the Holocaust
Chase, Richard American folk tales and songs Merchant of Texas
Chatterjee, Upamanyu Mammaries of the welfare state Para tener buenos melones
Chaves Nogales, Manuel A sangre y fuego Why I'm blogging less
Chaves Nogales, Manuel La agonía de Francia On the other hand...
Clark, Francis The "Gregorian" dialogues and the origins of Benedictine monasticism Revealed, the identity of the horny apparition in the story of St Benedict, the blackbird, and the nettles
Cohen, Patricia Cline A calculating people: the spread of numeracy in early America Counting the corrupt
Cohn, Norman The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages "Erasmus, second son of Columbus the Catalan"
Colquhoun, Kate Mr Briggs' Hat: A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway Murder The invisible ethnicity of Inspector Richard Tanner of the Met
Coltman Clephan, R The Mediaeval Tournament Pedro the Cruel's Jews
Condon, Richard The Manchurian candidate More on the hack attack: Adolfo Daine/adol77dai51, Manchurian candidate?
Crystal, David The Fight For English: How Language Pundits Ate, Shot, and Left Opportunist orthography
Crystal, David Words on words: quotations about language and languages How Emperor Charles V ended up talking German to his horse (1)
Davis, Robert Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast and Italy, 1500-1800 Pirates and Kleinecke's etymology of "pidgin"
Díaz, Junot The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao Spanglish, an important new literary language
Díaz-Plaja, Fernando Anecdotario De La Guerra Civil Española Humorist takes Barcelona single-handed
Dekker, Thomas The honest whore Here's looking at you, lunch
Delicado, Francisco La lozana andaluza Prostitution in 16th century Rome
Doyle, Roddy The commitments Roddy Doyle's niggers of Europe explained
Duncker, Patricia Hallucinating Foucault Foucault clarified
Eco, Umberto Travels in hyperreality Spanish traditional theme park architecture
Eco, Umberto Travels in hyperreality Nationalism and the European elections, Berlusconi and the intra-Mediterranean risorgimento
Eco, Umberto Baudolino Castells, for real
Ellmer, Bruno Classical and Contemporary Italian Cooking for Professionals Older sources for portobello mushrooms
Erofeev, Venedikt Moscow to the End of the Line What drunks think of morning and evening people
Escott, Colin Roadkill on the three-chord highway Heavy-drinking baby
Espada, Arcadi Raval: del amor a los niños The legal practicality of resurrection in Spain
Everett, Rupert The hairdressers of St Tropez Els perruquers de Saint Tropez
Farage, Nigel Flying free The better the host, the worse his accommodations
Farfan de los Godos, Antonio Cartas d’el Rei Don Fernando, O Catholico, a varios reis e principes do mundo, e suas respostas: colligidas e comentadas por Frey Antonio Farfan de los Godos, comendador na Ordem de São João de Jerusalem, no anno de 1499 Imaginary correspondence between Ferdinand the Catholic and Suleyman the Magnificent
Fernández de Soria y Villanueva, Fernando Arrendamientos rústicos protegidos. Comentarios a la ley de 15 de julio de 1954. A Spaniard's home is his castle ... except when utilities are involved
Fielding, Henry A Journey from This World to the Next I'll get it back, she said
Fontana, Los catalanes en la guerra de España Hirsute pursuit
Friedland, Martin The case of Valentine Shortis French and Russian cavalry rode backwards in retreat?!
Fuertes, Gloria Glorierías Origins of "No hay pan para tanto chorizo"
Fuge, Charles Where to, little wombat? Pig foot gypsy charm
Fuligni, Bruno L'État c'est moi Trouble on the Trans-Saharan line
Furst, Alan Dark star More ritual noise for pogroms
Fussell, Paul The Great War and Modern Memory Gibraltarización / gibraltarisation
Galbraith, John Kenneth The Great Crash, 1929 Boom and bust suicide myths
Galofré, Jordi Documents de Catalunya O tempora, o moros: unilateral Christian assault on "rogue" Muslim statelet
Gately, Iain Tobacco: A Cultural History of How an Exotic Plant Seduced Civilization Smoking Mary: herbal fumes and disease prevention
Genet, Jean The thiefs journal Thief of Baghdad
Gesell, Silvio The natural economic order Silvio Gesell disciple in Barcelona
Giménez Caballero, Ernesto Memorias de un dictador Hitler's failed Falangist marriage
Giordano, Paolo The solitude of prime numbers Spanish mis-translation of Paolo Giordano The solitude of prime numbers
Gogol, Nikolai Diary of a madman Spain, it's the rooster's bollocks
Gogol, The nose Did Carod really give a speech at New York University on inauguration day?
Goknil, Can The Neighbor's Cats We're all going on a (hick) summer holiday
Gordimer, Nadine A guest of honour Nerd riot
Gordon, Flash Blood, Sweat & Gears: Ramblings on Motorcycling and Medicine black hitler
Gouguenheim, Sylvain Aristote au Mont Saint-Michel "Islamic bridge of civilisation to the West over-rated"
Gould, Stephen Jay Adam's navel Why God created Adam with a belly button
Goytisolo, Juan Señas de identidad Pigeon poo
Goytisolo, Juan Campos de Níjar The lurch and fall of the Almería coast
Grahame-Smith, Seth Pride and prejudice and zombies Two Brad Pitt exclusives
Groppa, Carlos The tango in the United States: a history Lithos by Xavier Cugat at Brok
Grossman, Vasily A Writer at War: Vasily Grossman with the Red Army Of course the Día de la Hispanidad demonstration in Barcelona was tiny and composed exclusively of weirdos
Hargreaves, John Freedom for Catalonia? Catalan nationalism, Spanish identity and the Barcelona Olympic Games And now a very spatial moment
Harris, Benjamin Rifleman Harris Drunk and disorderly
Harrow and Unwin, Joie de vivre in French literature and culture Wordsworth's take on the French revolution cast in doubt by a French corpus n-gram
Hawkins, Richard The Observations of Sir Richard Hawkins Richard Hawkins, a Catholic convert?
Hedman, Eva-Lotta E Philippine Politics and Society in the Twentieth Century: Colonial Legacies, Post-Colonial Trajectories Pork belly laughs come to Barcelona
Hillgarth, The mirror of Spain A league and a turd/Legua y mierda
Howson, Gerald The flamencos of Cadiz Bay More mystifications
Howson, Gerald The flamencos of Cadiz Bay Queers and gypsies
Hughes, Robert Barcelona Submarooned
Hugo, Victor Les miserables Hedgehogs @ €600
Hunter, Dard Papermaking Catalan etymology of paper? Probably not
Hunter-Watts, Guy Small Hotels and Inns of Andalucia The dirtiest hotels in Spain
Jansson, Tove Comet in Moominland Hunting Spanish trolls
Jardiel Poncela, Enrique Amor se escribe sin hache Albacete / Birmingham / New York
Jardiel Poncela, Enrique Amor se escribe sin hache Errar es umano
Jennings, Humphrey Pandæmonium 1660-1886: The Coming of the Machine as Seen by Contemporary Observers Indianes angleses
Johnson, James William A Profane Wit: The Life of John Wilmot "Chaste, pious, prudent": to which British king does the poem below the break refer?
Kasmir, Sharryn The Myth of Mondragon Mondragón
Khadra, Yasmina The Swallows of Kabul Orenetes
Kulikowski, Michael Late Roman Spain and its cities Death of a monkey mascot
Labanyi, Jo Constructing Identity in Contemporary Spain: Theoretical Debates and Cultural Practice Taken by the gypsies
Lancaster, Osbert With an eye to the future Some day I'll fly away, or how to freak out swallows, or birds vs humans
Lancaster, Osbert Drayneflete revealed 1908 driver's-eye film of a Barcelona tram travelling from Paseo de Gracia via Salmerón (Gran), Lesseps, and República de Argentina to Graywinckel (Craywinckel)
Lane Fox, Robin The classical world Incompatibility of science and corrupt society
Laporte, Dominique History of Shit Perfumes de Barcelona: cancion catable, si oliera, el diablo que la leyera
Laporte, Dominique History of shit Caganers, nation, faith
Larkin, Philip High windows Windows Vista: Error en el servicio Servicio de perfil de usuario al iniciar sesion. No se puede cargar el perfil de usuario
Larry, Yan The extraordinary adventures of Karik and Valya Poppy
Lévi-Strauss, Claude The raw and the cooked From cooked to raw in Almería
López et al, Albert Arqueologia, història i art de l'església de Sant Valentí de les Cabanyes Chiste de indignados
León, Ricardo Cristo en los infiernos Trafalgar dreaming
Leigh Fermor, Patrick The traveller's tree The Kelston Turnpike
Lenin, VI One step forward, two steps back Two views of progress
Lenin, Vladimir Illich Collected works The Asociación de Familias Adoptantes en China promotes itself with a picture of slitty-eyed chinkies
Lester, Meera Adventures in mosaics Mosaic as de-/reconstruction
Llull, Ramon Book of the beasts Bestiaries (ii): Llull and Orwell
Lutwack, Leonard Birds in Literature A bird in the hand
Maalouf, Amin The Crusades through Arab eyes Spurious history: the origins of shepherd's pie
Maalouf, Amin The Crusades through Arab eyes Spurious history: the origins of shepherd's pie
MacDonald Fraser, George Flashman and the Tiger Crisis, what crisis?
MacFarlane, Robert Mountains of the Mind: How Desolate and Forbidding Heights Were Transformed into Experiences of Indomitable Spirit Vuilnis
Machiavelli, Niccolò The prince Outsourcing in the Spanish military
Mackaman, Douglas World War I and the cultures of modernity Ernesto Giménez Caballero and Catalan totalitarianism
Manguel, Alberto A history of reading Nicknackerynoo
Margueritte, Victor La garçonne The Spanish Prostitute Moment in pre-war French popular novels
Margueritte, Victor La garçonne Éo
Marsé, Juan Últimas tardes con Teresa The green of the louse/Lo verde del piojo
Mason, Connie Sheik Mole models in Cervantes
Max-Bembo, La mala vida en Barcelona Granny giving the full works to grandpa in a fast-food joint, with and without teeth
Max-Bembo, La mala vida en Barcelona "Sorceress" Raquel Meller, TIME Magazine cover
Max-Bembo, La mala vida en Barcelona Pajillera/tosser
Mellers, Wilfrid Twilight of the Gods Karlheinz Stockhausen, "one of the most important ... composers of the 20th and early 21st centuries"?
Menéndez Pelayo, Marcelino Historia de los heterodoxos españoles Bollocks in 16th century Spanish writing
Menéndez Pelayo, Marcelino Historia de los heterodoxos Spanish liberals, suicide and God
Menéndez Pelayo, Marcelino Historia de los heterodoxos españoles Marcelino Menéndez Pelayo on George Borrow
Meyer, Michael Life in the vanishing backstreets of a city transformed Destruction of old Peking
Minsheu, John Pleasant and delightfull dialogues Interchangeability of nominative and genitive forms of Spanish patronymics?
Miquel i Planas, Ramon La llegenda del llibreter assassí Daniel Heinsius' solitary phoenix and the final words of the beastly bookseller of Barcelona
Miquel i Planas, Ramon El librero asesino de Barcelona Inspirational tale for bubonic plagiarists
Monette, Paul Nosferatu The Vampyre We're fixing Nosferatu/Estem arreglant Nosferatu
Monette, Paul Nosferatu Absent presence: shadow without cat
Moravia, Alberto Boredom The end of boredom and the last adult
Morrell, David First Blood: Rambo My First Blood moment
Morris, Edmund Theodore Rex Vote UKIP in the May European elections!
Nabokov, Vladimir Strong opinions The decline of psychoanalysis charted
Ortínez, Manuel Una vida entre burgesos Franco and inflation
Ortega Munilla, José Chispas del yunque Pejorocracy, government of the worst
Ortega y Gasset, José Artículos Out-of-date ideologies
Ortega y Gasset, José España invertebrada Anti-guiri? yes, but...
Ortega y Gasset, José La rebelión de las masas The madness of Níjar
Ortega y Gasset, José La rebelión de las masas Sinn Fein-IRA joke
Parker Willis, Nathaniel Summer cruise in the Mediterranean on board an American frigate Cappuccino
Parrott, Cecil The bad Bohemian Jaroslav Hašek in Barcelona, almost
Patterson, John Henry The Man-eaters of Tsavo J'suis pas Cecil
Pérez Galdós, Benito Zumalacárregui Galdós and those spud-crazy guiris
Pérez Galdós, Benito The disinherited Hemp horses
Pérez Galdós, Benito Rosalía C19th noise pollution
Pérez Galdós, Benito La desheredada The semantics of the Catalan and Andalusian "ea"
Pearson, Harry Racing pigs and giant marrows: travels around the north country fairs Persistent rains produce more giant Spanish plants
Pigault-Lebrun, Guillaume L'enfant du bordel Get another of Paul de Kock's
Pla, José Un señor de Barcelona More iconoclasm in the Catalan pre-Pyrenees
Pla, José Un señor de Barcelona Tolstoy's finch, linnet mania, and a false etymology of "shibboleth"
Poikolainen, Kari Perfect drinking and its enemies Statistically speaking I've got my drinking about right
Quiñones, Fernando Relatos de don Carnal Back in circulation
Quiñones, Fernando De Cádiz y sus Cantes Borderline nonsense language in Cádiz carnival
Remarque, Erich Maria The Road Back Remarque, The Road Back
Rexach, JM La fiera corrupia Campaign to get people to dance in Catalan
Rice, Elmer Cook The national standard squab book - a practical manual for the installation of a successful squab plant - how to make a pigeon and squab business pay Cooking with pigeons in Spain
Robb, Graham The discovery of France A tribute to the Valencian work ethic
Robb, Graham The discovery of France The colonisation of Paris
Roberts, Wess Leadership secrets of Attila the Hun Catalan hunter-king meets Hungarian stag-princess
Rodoreda, Mercè The time of the doves Sales of Catalan-language fiction in English translation on Amazon
Roth, Joseph Rebellion Blackletter OCR
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos Shadow of the wind Hilarious Shadow of the wind reviews
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos The shadow's wind Arty-farty
Rumsfeld, Donald Known and Unknown Spain, invisible; leaders, dumb
Sagan, Eli At the Dawn of Tyranny Squeezing it for all it's worth
Saviano, Roberto Gomorrah Saddam and Gomorrah
Süskind, Patrick Perfume Perfume
Schiavelli, Vincent Bruculinu, America Pan di Spagna?
Scott, Michael The cruise of the midge Bacalado
Self, Will The butt Terminal Germinal
Semprun, Jorge Netchaïev est de retour More Francophone condemnations of the US
Sender, Ramón La tesis de Nancy The oldest surname in the world
Silverstein, Theodore Medieval English lyrics On preparing an anthology of English-language nursery rhymes for a Pyrenean baby
Sirera Miralles, Carles Cuando el fútbol no era el rey Collserola bike accident anecdotes
Skutnabb-Kangas, Tove Linguistic Genocide in Education Language immersion counter-productive, says Finnish prof
Smiles, Samuel James Nasmyth Foundry extension near Castellbisbal
Stedman, Jane W.S. Gilbert: A Classic Victorian and His Theatre Mexico City's organ-grinders
Sterne, Laurence The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Ben Shahn's maypole
Tóibín, Colm A long winter Specs on the beach
Theroux, Paul The mosquito coast Mosquitoes, alcohol and violence
Thompson, Christopher The Tour de France: a cultural history The cycling Cartesian
Tombs, Pete Mondo Macabro: Weird and Wonderful Cinema Around the World Euro exploitation flick documentaries on YouTube
Torres, Maruja Mientras vivimos The number 73
Tortella, Gabriel The development of modern Spain Buffalo Bill, first vendor of palomitas/popcorn in Spain?
Toseland, Martin The Ants are my Friends: Misheard Lyrics, Malapropisms, Eggcorns and Other Linguistic Gaffes "Amaral pide que el estadio sea una hoya a presión"
Townsend Warner, Sylvia With the Hunted: Selected Writings Sylvia Townsend Warner, The scapegoat, and the Diodorus phallic thimble quatrain
Tschiffely, A.F. Tschiffely's Ride Tschiffely's Ride
Vallmitjana, Juli Sota Montjuïc Birthday pics
Vargas Llosa, Mario The feast of the goat The perejil shibboleth
Vargas Llosa, Mario Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot Guide to the Perfect Spanish Idiot
Venkatesh, Sudhir Gang Leader for a Day Yet another example of "If you're from Catalonia/Belgium/Hampshire, then you must speak Catalan/Belgian/Hampshire"
Verdaguer, Jacint L'Atlàntida I read all of L'Atlàntida!
Voltaire, Candide Calling all Barcelona-based Ukrainian anarcho-communists
Wald, Elijah Narcocorrido Needed, a ballad for the Olli Rehn empire
Waugh, Evelyn Decline and fall Ngram: afternoon nap vs siesta
Wittgenstein, Ludwig Philosophical Investigations Duck-billed dog
Zamora Vicente, Alonso Dialectología española blimey es para que te suba el blood pressure
Zamyatin, Yevgeny We ¡Bienvenido a la caverna!

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