Talk:Homage to Catalonia

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Full Citation Improvement Effort[edit]

I've recently been reading through this book and wanted to use the Wikipedia page.

Given the previous discussions on the edition used in the summaries, I think it would be productive to add Italic text specific edition and page numbers. Up until the chapter summaries, this article does a pretty good job of referencing primary and secondary source material for corroborating claims on facts about the Spanish Civil War.

However, the Summaries of each chapter remain uncited. Each section here definitely has a corresponding page section to edition, with very specific facts being cited. I believe this could improve this article's classification.

This is a project I will work on slowly over the next few weeks. Improvement Machine (talk) 01:54, 1 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Given that this book is listed as B-class and mid/high importance in several categories, I am requesting an independent review of Homage to Catalonia. George Orwell is also referenced as an important writer on the English literature page. I am primarily concerned with the lack of in-text citations in the chapter summaries as well as whether or not the summaries themselves are useful here. The page for Homage to Catalonia is too long and could be trimmed up. I have requested a review from WikiProject Spain. Based on these edits, I believe this article may have the potential to be a featured page. Improvement Machine (talk) 00:17, 12 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Improvement Machine: If we're going to do that, I feel it would be appropriate to migrate the article over to shortened footnote style, so we can easily cite different pages from Homage. I've already gotten started on it, in addition to generally cleaning up the reference list, but would like to hear your thoughts. It also makes for a lot cleaner wikitext IMO. Maddy from Celeste (they/she) :: talk to me uwu 20:29, 26 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unlinked citation[edit]

@Paco2718, "Derby 2009" is unlinked, if you can provide the full citation. Did you import this text from elsewhere? czar 00:26, 1 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just provided a full citation. The text came from the Spanish Civil War article. I took this sentence and tweaked it, without touching the citation, which apparently required something I didn't copy.
Franco proclaimed victory in a radio speech aired on 1 April, when the last of the Republican forces surrendered.[1] Paco2718 (talk) 03:03, 1 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Citation styles[edit]

I've gone through all the references and cleaned them up, adding authors and dates, etc. where they were previously missing. In the process, I converted the article to shortened footnote style, as I feel this suits the needs of the article better – citing different pages from the same source will be significantly easier. This is especially relevant if/when I or someone else were to add citations to the chapter summaries. However, in order to comply with WP:WHENINROME, I have not yet pushed these changes to mainspace. I am therefore asking for your opinions on whether we should carry through this change. You can see my version of the article at User:Maddy from Celeste/Sandbox/Homage to Catalonia. Please let me know what you think. lav:~ % Maddy from Celeste (they/she) :: talk to me uwu 11:54, 27 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  1. ^ Derby 2009, p. 28.