M a r k   N a y l e r

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November 2017

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All Souls - Javier Marias
(Sur in English 24th November 2017)

The writer learns that Oxford is one of the cities
in the world “where simply being is much more important
than doing or even acting”



Problem solving
(Sur in English 24th November 2017)

It has been suggested there is a deeper problem at
the centre of the Catalonia issue which has yet to be
addressed. A renewed sense of patriotism needs to be
consolidated in Spain but before this can happen Spaniards
must ask themselves what it means to be Spanish.



The Carpenter’s Pencil - Manuel Rivas
(Sur in English 17th November 2017)

A red pencil to sketch the memory of pain




A return to normality
(Sur in English 17th November 2017)

Mariano Rajoy must be keeping his fingers crossed that
the election called for December 21st will go some way to
solving the Catalonian crisis and allow a degree of
normality to return



The Faint - hearted Bolshevic - Lorenzo Silva (2013)
(Sur in English 10th November 2017)

Lorenzo Silva explores the dark side of escaping the daily
routine




Hypothetically speaking
(Sur in English 10th November 2017)

Predicting how long the Catalonian crisis will drag on is
almost impossible. However in an attempt to do this the
Bank of Spain has produced two potential scenarios and
the  likely impact of each on the Spanish economy.



Soldiers of Salamis - Javier Cercas (2003)
(Sur in English 3rd November 2017)

Searching through memories of memories




Sad and surreal

(Sur in English 3rd November 2017)

Catalonia has already registered the economic shock
waves of the secession battle more than the rest of Spain.
Whether this continues to be the case remains to be seen.




M a r k   N a y l e r

freelance journalist