Author Relives His Experience in a Spanish Village

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Richard A. Barrett shares the enriching experiences he had while living in a small rural community in Northern Spain

It was wonderful and the more distant I get from it, the more remarkable it now seems.

Xlibris, the self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of Tales from a Spanish Village a new book by Richard A. Barrett. The Tales are accounts of some remarkable personalities and certain incidents that occurred in a small Spanish village in 1967-68. Richard A. Barrett was working in the community as a cultural anthropologist, gathering materials for a doctoral dissertation. This is the story of his adjustment to the community, of the generous people he met there, and some of the surprising events that took place. It was the period of the Franco dictatorship, of donkeys, mules and peasant carts in the countryside – an era that has now been entirely swept away. Reflecting on the experience he writes, “It was wonderful and the more distant I get from it, the more remarkable it now seems."     In this book, readers will get an appreciation of the people and culture through Barrett’s vivid anecdotes and recollections. For more information on Tales from a Spanish Village, interested parties may log on to Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Dr. Richard A. Barrett, now retired, taught cultural anthropology at Temple University and at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of two books, Benabarre: The Modernization of a Spanish Village, and Culture and Conduct: An Excursion in Anthropology. He lives with his wife Dottie in Santa Fe, New Mexico and in Carpinteria, California. He does some woodworking, likes to fly fish for trout, and along with his wife, collects twentieth century art.

Tales From a Spanish Village* by Richard A. Barrett
Publication Date: April 16, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 166 pages; 978-1-4500-7352-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 166 pages; 978-1-4500-7353-0

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