The Time of the Doves

Author: Mercè Rodoreda
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 9780915308750
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The Time of the Doves - by Mercè Rodoreda - is the powerfully written story of a naïve shop-tender during the Spanish Civil War and beyond, is a rare and moving portrait of a simple soul confronting and surviving a convulsive period in history. The book has been widely translated, and was made into a film.

In Diamond Square

Author: Mercè Rodoreda
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 9781844087372
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Barcelona, early 1930s: Natalia, a pretty shop-girl from the working-class quarter of Gracia, is hesitant when a stranger asks her to dance at the fiesta in Diamond Square. But Joe is charming and forceful, and she takes his hand. They marry and soon have two children; for Natalia it is an awakening, both good and bad. When Joe decides to breed pigeons, the birds delight his son and daughter - and infuriate his wife. Then the Spanish Civil War erupts, and lays waste to the city and to their simple existence. Natalia remains in Barcelona, struggling to feed her family, while Joe goes to fight the fascists, and one by one his beloved birds fly away. A highly acclaimed classic that has been translated into more twenty-eight languages, In Diamond Square is the moving, vivid and powerful story of a woman caught up in a convulsive period of history.

A Broken Mirror

Author: Merc_ Rodoreda
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803239630
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In its moment of great splendor the novel was held as a mirror of society: Merc_ Rodoreda shatters that mirror in this, her most ambitious novel, which tells its story in brilliant fragments, a vision reflected and refracted and finally coming together in a richly articulated mosaic of life. Through this Broken Mirror, the reader sees events and characters spanning three generations and composing a kaleidoscopic family history ranging over six decades and turning upon events both intimate and historic?most notably the Spanish Civil War. Opening with Teresa Goday, the lovely young fishmonger?s daughter married to a wealthy old man, the story shifts from one perspective to another, reflecting from myriad angles the founding of a matriarchal dynasty?and its eventual, seemingly inevitable disintegration. A family saga extending from the prosperous Barcelona of the 1870s to the advent of the Franco dictatorship, A Broken Mirror is finally also a novel about the inexorable passing of time.

Voices and Visions

Author: Kathleen McNerney
Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
ISBN: 9781575910185
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The volume gives an excellent overall view of Rodoreda's poetry in the original and in translation, her short stories and novels. A completely annotated, cross-indexed bibliography of the critical work on Rodoreda, accompanied by an analysis of the current state of criticism on her work is included.

Dictatorships in the Hispanic World

Author: Patricia Swier
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611475902
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides a transatlantic and interdisciplinary perspective of dictatorships in the Hispanic World, focusing on the common strategies used to represent and/or protest these regimes in narrative, film, poetry, essays, theater, and visual arts.

Death in Spring

Author: Mercè Rodoreda
Publisher: Open Letter Books
ISBN: 1934824119
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The narrator, a fourteen-year-old boy, describes the cruel customs of a village, including the horrible death of his father, and spends time with a prisoner who explains the strange events in the village.

War So Much War

Author: Mercè Rodoreda
Publisher: Open Letter Books
ISBN: 9781940953229
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Adri… Guinart is leaving Barcelona out of boredom and a thirst for freedom, embarking on a long journey through the backwaters of a rural land that one can only suppose is Catalonia, accompanied by the interminable, distant rumblings of an indefinable war. In vignette-like chapters and with a narrative style imbued with the fantastic, Guinart meets with numerous peculiar characters who offer him a composite, if surrealistic, view of an impoverished, war-ravaged society and shape his perception of his place in the world.

Nada

Author: Carmen Laforet
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0812975839
Format: PDF, ePub
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In Barcelona, in the wake of the Spanish Civil War, Andrea, a young university student, moves into a strange, gothic house inhabited by a volatile array of aunts and uncles in order to attend college and finds herself coping with her cruelly sensual musician uncle Román, his violent brother Juan, her overbearing and religious aunt Angustias, and aunt Gloria, who supports the family with her secret gambling. Reprint.

Time of Silence

Author: Luis Martín-Santos
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231069854
Format: PDF
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'The bravura and lyricism of the prose (for which translator George Leeson is also to be thanked), the casual deftness of the symbols, and most of all the brilliant concluding monologue leave no doubt that the author was not content with a realistic novel. It seems clear that Pedro is Spain itself.'New York Times Book Review

The Angst Ridden Executive

Author: Manuel Vazquez Montalban
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612190391
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Introducing one of crime fiction’s most legendary detectives, and greatest writers, to America When Antonio Jauma, a director of the multinational conglomerate Petnay, is murdered, his widow seeks out private investigator Pepe Carvalho, who had met and forgotten the playboy executive after their single chance encounter—back when Carvalho still worked for the CIA. Jauma was a “womanizer,” according to a friend, “of the least pleasant sense,” and the police have decided that the murder is the work of an unhappy pimp. But Carvalho doggedly pursues his own phlegmatic investigation, with time out for his signature book burning (Sartre’s Critique of Dialectical Reasoning; Sholokov’s And Quiet Flows the Don), cooking (leek soup and a freshly-caught steamed turbot), and running with his girlfriend Charo, whose last name he can’t remember. From the Trade Paperback edition.