The 5 of the week by Mar Campelo (professor at BU)

Thursday / "in the last blue” by Carmen Riera


The historical events on which En el último azul is based took place in Majorca between 1687 and 1691. On March 7, 1687, a group of Majorcan Jewish converts, fearing being arrested by the Inquisition, decided to set sail for lands of freedom . Bad weather frustrated their escape, they were arrested and, finally, thirty-seven of them were sentenced to the stake in four Autos de Fe, in the spring of 1691. The novel tries to recreate how the Majorcan crypto-Jews of the XNUMXth century lived and died, in a world in which inquisitors, aristocrats, merchants, peasants, bandits or venal women intersect, like the unforgettable Beatriu Mas offering a wide mosaic of events, in whose plot the reader is trapped from the first pages.

The recommended titles are in the Library of the International Institute. If you are interested in reading this recommendation, you can check its availability at IIE library catalog. 



Riera, Carmen (1949-)

[Dins el darrer blau. Spanish]

In last blue / Carme Riera. — Madrid: Alfaguara, 1996. — 389 p. ; 22cm

ISBN-84 233 8217-X-

PC3942.28 .I37 D5618 1996