Spanish Civil War Reading List

By Charles Lee

By Charles Lee

Death in Spring

Mercรจ Rodoreda

$13.95 $12.83

Not directly about the war, but the war is instead a metaphor, a backdrop for a space defined by violence. A truly stunning novel from one of Catalonia's most treasured authors

War, So Much War

Mercรจ Rodoreda

$13.95 $12.83

Another Rodoreda, and one that is more directly about the conflict itself, as well as its legacy, particularly for those exiled as a result.

Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Adam Hochschild

$16.99 $15.63

A well-written history of the Lincoln Brigade's involvement in the conflict

A Farewell to Arms (Hemingway Library)

Ernest Hemingway

$18.00 $16.56

The book by Hemingway that people who don't really like Hemingway typically like

Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War

Amanda Vaill

$25.00 $23.00

A Casablanca-esque meeting place bringing together all sorts beneath the bombs.

Homage to Catalonia / Down and Out in Paris and London

George Orwell

$22.00 $20.24

A touching elegy to bravery and an astute analysis of what went wrong by one of Britain's greatest writers, based on Orwell's time fighting in Spain

The Girl with the Leica: Based on the True Story of the Woman Behind the Name Robert Capa

Helena Janeczek

$18.00 $16.56

A fictional biography of Gerda Taro, one half of the pseudonym Robert Capa, and pioneer in war reporting and photo journalism

Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun

Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke, et al.

$19.99 $18.39

One of the few novelisations of a film that is really worth reading. Delightful and dark