Wed 9 Nov 2005
Out of the numerous books that we have read this semester, Pagan Spain is by far the most atypical. Richard Wright definitely does not conform to the love and idealism that all of the other authors had done. For this reason alone, I think this book is one of the most interesting. I am not saying that it is the most appealing, however it is definitely the most interesting.
The topics that I find most interesting in this book deal with the women of Spain and religion in Spain. Wright presents each thoroughly and subjectively, the latter of which we haven’t explicitly seen thus far. His writing style is easy to follow and his tone is welcoming. Wright is a good observer and his writings are filled with great insight.
I am still quite shocked over the little green catechism book; however, as we mentioned in class the other day, I would love to see the other parts of it. We are given the smallest preview and mostly within the section “for girls between the ages of twelve and fourteen.” I can only imagine what it would have for boys of a similar age or what it would state for both sexes of a later age. I did a little research online and found out that the only school that actually owns this book (based on our inter-loan library system) is Northwestern. Perhaps we ought to request it just to see what other kind of info it has. It would at least prove to be interesting even if nothing else comes of it.