April 26, 2013

Voices of the Old Sea

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I found out about Norman Lewis' Voices of the Old Sea from Colin Davis' blog, Thoughts from Galicia, a British expat living in Spain. In the book, there is some speculation in the interwebs that Lewis concealed the identity of the subject of his book -Tossa de Mar- with a town he called Farol. Farol translates as bluff in spanish, a very loud poker tell. Did he need to derail his prose from standard travel-guide fare? I'm reading his delightful book for his insights into the life of Tossa in the 50's and for the reason why he had to bluff. In the grafs above, Lewis recounted the way the fishermen debriefed among themselves about their day at sea. They spoke apparently in blank verse.

Searching the web on Lewis, I discovered via the Telegraph that he had died yesterday.

Posted by Dennis at April 26, 2013 12:31 AM

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