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Memoirs of a Basque Cow Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from Memoirs of a Basque Cow
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“One dark and stormy night, Mo hears her Inner Voice urging her to begin writing her memoirs.
Bernardo Atxaga
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“Mo looks back on her long life: her unceremonious birth, dismay at the realization that she’s a cow.”
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“she’s a cow, humans she befriended or fought, a tumultuous friendship with a fellow cow called La Vache qui Rit, and her dotage with a plucky French nun.”
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“Mo’s narration is monopolized by philosophical conversations with The Pest, Mo’s inner voice, an all-knowing, formally prissy conscience. ”
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“Serenity, danger, and cruelty are all present in Mo’s account. The preface provides brief historical context about the Spanish Civil War and the anti-fascist Basque rebels who fought against Franco’s dictatorship after the war.”
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“Franco’s imposed dictatorship firmly in place there were still groups of defeated Republican resistance fighters living in the mountains who were being hunted down by the brutal Nationalists.”
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“Narrative where Mo launches into her sagacious monologues or her cow-related sayings such as: – ‘Better a Cow alone than a cow in bad company’.”
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“‘If you want to know how it all turns out, open the book at the end, not the start’ and ‘the cow who thinks a lot sleeps a lot’ – as well as the interspersed stories told to her by her friend the nun Pauline Bernadette.”
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″ Memoirs of a Basque Cow has depth and many layers which probably lends itself to being more suitable for 11+ upwards including adults who will get much from the book too.”
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″ Mo’s narration is monopolized by philosophical conversations with The Pest, Mo’s inner voice.”

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