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The Espadrilles of Benuaventura Durruti:  On Translating “The Art of Flying”

Fairly early in Antonio Altarriba's The Art of Flying, the protagonist, the author’s father, deserts his post in the Nationalist Spanish army and crawls across the battle lines, where he is apprehended by a band of soldiers fighting for the Republic.  Dropping to his knees and declaring his allegiance to the CNT-FAI, the militant wing of Spanish anarchists, he is embraced by his captors, a militia group known as the France brigade.  One evening, he is seated with...

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