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Blanco White Series | Our man in London: Maeztu and Spanish Anglophilia
With the Blanco White Series, Instituto Cervantes London seeks to delve into the stories and characters that, over time and to the present day, have contributed to strengthening the links between Spain and Great Britain.
Ramiro de Maeztu (Vitoria, 1874 – Madrid 1936) was an essayist, literary critic and Spanish political theorist, in addition to the first Spanish correspondent in the United Kingdom. His thinking evolved from a Nietzschean and social Darwinist world view in his youth, going through sympathies with the Fabian Society and distributism socialism in his English era, to later embrace, until his assassination at the beginning of the Civil War, strong conservative positions. England is a constant reference throughout his work, obsessed with modernity, power and the own and foreign visions of the European nation-states, as well as the idea of the hispanity.
David Jiménez Torres is a Doctor in Hispanic Studies and a specialist in intellectual and cultural history, and in the cultural exchanges between Spain and the Anglo-Saxon world. Trained/Educated at the University of Cambridge, University College London and Washington University in Saint Louis, he has taught at the universities of Cambridge and Manchester. He is also a columnist, translator and author of Ramiro de Maeztu and England (2016) among others.
In English. Teaser here.
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