Sargadelos, espacio y tiempo was originally published on the blog Teremoto.net by Javier Cañada on 26 August 2014.
Don Ramón Otero stands out rugged as the northern coasts, poetic as the mist-swirled rías, undaunted as the wave-swept promontories of his gallant land.
As a way to differentiate Galician identity from Spanish, Galician nationalists often argue that their society is or has been matriarchal, distinct from what they view as a male chauvinistic Spanish identity. While the veracity of that claim is debatable, women have certainly left an indelible mark on Galician history, culture, and society.
As you leave Madrid and traverse the Castilian meseta, dark-blue mountains rise slowly before you. John Barlow wrote in Everything But The Squeal that when you cross these mountains you cross not only a geographical boundary but also a cultural boundary. Beyond lies Galicia, a land of dualities. Sea and land. Coast and mountain. Village and city. Sun…
Viendo llover en Galicia by Gabriel García Márquez was originally published in El País on 11 May 1983.
CULTURE IN THE GALICIAN LANGUAGE was the basis and the heart of the nation, and now that the Galician national project is under scrutiny, Galicia needs to gather strength in order to continue.