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Simone de Beauvoir, Margaret A. Simons, and Marybeth Timmermann

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780252036941

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252036941.001.0001

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Four Days in Madrid

Four Days in Madrid

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(p.16) Four Days in Madrid
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Political Writings
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Simone de Beauvoir

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036941.003.0003

By ten o’clock in the morning, we have left the dark mass of the Escurial [sic] behind us and have crossed through Paravelo, which was devastated by the civil war, and where all the houses are still in ruins.1 Now the train is crossing a rocky plateau covered with white frost. And suddenly, with no suburbs to announce it, Madrid surges up. Looking through the door, I see the sections of a large gutted building to the left above the train station; it is the outermost University residence hall....

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