Toibin’s book is deeply told through the prism of his personal encounters with the Catalan people. He writes particularly of the region’s famous citizens, including architect Antoni Gaudi, Modernism’s “most famous exponent”, artists Joan Miro & Salvador Dali. And he writes of the people who came to the city, among them Picasso & George Orwell, who told of his own experiences in Homage to Catalonia.

Colm Toibin’s Homage to Barcelona celebrates one of Europe’s greatest cities – a cosmopolitan hub of vibrant architecture, art, culture … More