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Dorothy GallagherToward the end of Lewis's long and immensely productive life as a writer and traveler -- ''one of the best writers . . . of our century'' as Graham Greene called him -- his thoughts returned to Spain, and he reworked his first book into The Tomb in Seville before his death in 2003. There is a plot of sorts, but it hardly matters. What matters is the journey, and that Lewis saw everything: the landscape, the people, the poverty, the intimations of war to come, the medieval strangeness of Spain to modern European eyes. In a style that only seems artless, he tells an entranced and entrancing story, beautifully observed, of a young writer's meeting with the people and the country he loved at first sight.
— The New York Times