Il fuente del toro

Washington Irving’s Tales of the Alhambra and Shakespeare’s Othello descant the 2008-2014 Spanish Financial Crisis, exemplified by the Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad – also known as “el Gordo” – the extravagant Spanish Christmas Lottery. Cultural divisions, regional differences, and the mystical pathways that traverse and demarcate these Iberian landscapes (both metaphorically and physically) construct a politically spiritual perception of Spain that is at once unaffected and deeply hypocritical.