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Yes, the point is that there is Spanish Literature (which appropriates Catalan-language classics going all the way back to the medieval Tirant Lo Blanc), Literature in Spanish (which includes all of Hispanic American literature), Catalan Literature, and Literature in Catalan. It is indeed somewhat perverse to exclude authors like Juan Marsé (e.g., ironically, El Amante Bilingüe), Manuel Vázques Montalbán or Eduardo Mendoza from "Catalan Literature".

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Oct 10th, 2007 at 06:53:47 AM EST
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Ah.. the differencce between catalan literature and literature in catalan...

unfortuantley not a lot of people will accept tirant lo balnc as spanish literature since it is in catalan... shame...

I still do not know if frankfurt was about literature in catalan or catalan literature...

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by kcurie on Wed Oct 10th, 2007 at 09:12:20 AM EST
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