It's lucky Lewis was there when he was. Reason is that Spain was being discovered by its neighbors in a more prosperous northern Europe, and the tourist tide flowed inexorably over the old ways of the town and its inhabitants. Today, without these recollections, they would be dead and beyond recall.
"Norman Lewis has caught the helpless, unwitting, often foolish but always hopeful village in its dying summers, and saved the tragedy with sublime comedy." (Observer)...Continua