Author Archives: David Jiménez Torres

David Jiménez Torres
David Jiménez Torres is a PhD student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Cambridge. His project is funded by the Gates Cambridge Trust. His main research interests are contemporary Spanish literature, culture and history, and how they link to their European context. He has also worked in journalism, translation, and fiction.

On the eve of the First World War, British foreign secretary Sir Edward Grey is reported to have said: ‘the lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our time’. 2014 will mark […]

How can we begin to ‘think’ the twentieth century? How do we start to make sense of the masses of figures, events and ideas that gave shape to it? How can we reconcile its horrors and its achievements in […]

Carlos Fuentes, one of the great contemporary Latin American writers, once said that La Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España (‘The truthful history of the conquest of New Spain’, first published in 1632) was the true foundation […]