This is so funny - on your recommendation, I downloaded a sample of Mario Benedetti's "El amor, las mujeres, y la vida". I read the first paragraph that refers to a book by a German philosopher - I love Spanish, ( I grew up in San Diego, so it is very familiar to me) but I should study German - my husband is Swiss and someday, we might live there - at least for the summer. Pero aleman duele mi garganta hablar y duele mi cabeza.