Saturday, June 06, 2009

Life on the Receiving End (Matthew Tree)

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1 LIFE ON THE RECEIVING END By: Matthew Tree Back in the Sixties – Franco's time, when use of the Catalan language was still largely illegal outside the privacy of home - there was an incident on the Spanish Cadena SER radio station that's still remembered in Catalonia today. The best-known voice of the period, a presenter called Bobby Deglané – who usually came on to his guests, according to author Quim Monzó, like a 'knight in shining syrup' - invited a Catalan comedienne, Mary Santpere, also well-known throughout Spain, onto his weekend show. Straight out, he came out with: 'Mary, is it tr


This 31 page essay was read at the Cañada Blanch Centre for Spanish Studies at the London School of Economics, on Wednesday, November the 5th, 2008. It is not (yet) available anywhere else. A referenced copy will be available for anyone who wants one.

This pdf file can be downloaded and printed.

(Matthew's Tree web and photograph.)

1 comment:

Dídac López said...

Certainly, the incident was very well remembered. My grandfather used to repeat the story well into the 1980s. Moreover they also had a dog called "Bobby" in the 1960s.

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