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Franco’s invisible legacy: books across the hispanic world are still scarred by his censorship

A man walks in the Goethe Institute's library in Barcelona February 1, 2013. Barcelona's Goethe Institute offers more than 170 German courses every year. In the last two years they have seen the number of students grow by 75 percent, most of them people under 25 who want to seek a better future in Germany, according to the centre director, Marion Haase. Picture taken February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Albert Gea (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT EDUCATION) - GM1E9250L0A01

Between 1936 and 1966, every single book published in Spain had to be submitted to a national board of censors for examination. Image: REUTERS/Albert Gea

Jordi Cornellà-Detrell
Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, , University of Glasgow
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