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Author: George Carlson,Robert Laxalt
ISBN: 0874170958
Pages: 84 pages
Publisher: University of Nevada Press (1985)
Language: English
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e-Book A cup of tea in Pamplona (Basque series) epub download

by George Carlson,Robert Laxalt



Laxalt founded the University of Nevada Press, which Laxalt was a Basque-American writer whose work was especially well received in the ranching areas of Nevada and adjacent states, and led to creation of several "Basque Festivals" in those areas. Laxalt also served as a consultant to the Library of Congress on Basque culture, and helped start the Basque Studies program at the University of Nevada. Laxalt founded the University of Nevada Press, which published almost all of his books written after 1964.

Robert Laxalt, George Carlson. Category: Politics & Social Sciences. In this slim tale, Laxalt shows the ugly, desperate, and sometimes violent world of the contrabandiers, Basque smugglers in the Pyrenees. Set in the 1960s, the terse story begins with Nikolas, driven by his family’s financial despair, taking on work from Gregorio, the patrón of a small team of smugglers. Nikolas must smuggle fifty horses over the mountain ridges between France and Spain. If he’s caught, jail and ruin are certain; death is possible.

Laxalt, Robert, 1923-. Reno : University of Nevada Press. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. org on August 25, 2011. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

A Cup of Tea in Pamplona: A Novella (Basque series). This book is written by Robert Laxalt, son of one of those immigrants

A Cup of Tea in Pamplona: A Novella (Basque series). This book is written by Robert Laxalt, son of one of those immigrants. His father Dominique came to America some time around 1900 (Laxalt never gives dates in this book), and prospered as a shepherd, then as the owner of a major sheep herding operation and hotel owner in Nevada. Then the "bottom fell out of the market" (apparently about the time of the Great Depression), he went back to humbly herding bands of sheep in the remote mountains.

A cup of tea in pamplona. This short novel is handsomely illustrated by George Carlson. The first novel by Robert Laxalt, author of numerous books on Basque and southwestern American culture, involves Gregorio, an aging Basque smuggler, and Nikolas, his chosen successor. The plot focuses on Nikolas's rite of passage from long-suffering peasant to successful businessman. Continue reading the main story.

3 Books by Robert Laxalt. A Cup of Tea in Pamplona, 1985. Nominated for a 1985 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. A Basque Hotel, 1989. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Biography and Career. Robert Laxalt began his writing career as a journalist working for United Press International, before starting his own news service in Nevada in the 1950s. In 1957, Laxalt published his second book Sweet Promised Land, which was widely read and remains his best-known work today. This book tells the story of Laxalt journeying with his father back to France. A Time We Knew: Images of Yesterday in the Basque Homeland, 1990.

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The book is a poignant novel about Basque smugglers, set in the 1960s Laxalt doesn't drop hints beforehand. Neither will I. However it ends, "A Cup of Tea in Pamplona" is a weighty indictment of the grinding poverty that led Basques into smuggling.

The book is a poignant novel about Basque smugglers, set in the 1960s. In his recent book, "The Land of My Fathers", Laxalt lamented the extinction of the "contrabandiers" (as they're known in France) when Spain entered the European Union, regretting that "something of the romantic past has been lost". Laxalt doesn't drop hints beforehand. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize

3 Books by Robert Laxalt. Laxalt was born in Alturas, California, the son of Basque parents, Therese (Alpetche) and Dominique Laxalt, a shepherd, both of whom had immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s from their homeland in the Pyrenees, which straddle France and Spain. The Child of the Holy Ghost, 1992. A Lean Year and Other Stories, (16 short stories), 1994.

Robert Laxalt, A Cup of Tea in Pamplona. The acts were held in commemoration of both the people that used these bridges to flee the horrors of war, but also in celebration of these vital points of connection between the two towns.

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