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William Deresiewicz

William Deresiewicz has just finished a study of Jane Austen and the Romantic poets. He teaches at Yale.

Julio Llamazares

William Deresiewicz, 25 September 2003

Julio Llamazares’s novel The Yellow Rain, much praised and much bought when it was published in Spain 15 years ago, tells the story of Ainielle, a small, remote Pyrenean village in the final stages of its disappearance. One by one, the last families load what they can onto mule or mare and set off down the mountains in the hope of finding a less hardscrabble life somewhere else,...

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