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The Selected Stories of Merce Rodoreda

(2011)
A collection of stories by

 
 
"The humor in the stories, as well as their thrill of realism, comes from a Nabokovian precision of observation and transformation of plain experience into enchanting prose." - Los Angeles Times

Collected here are thirty-one of Merce Rodoreda's most moving and challenging stories, presented in chronological order of their publication from three of Rodoreda's most beloved short story collections: Twenty-Two Stories, It Seemed Like Silk and Other Stories, and My Christina and Other Stories. These stories capture Rodoreda's full range of expression, from quiet literary realism to fragmentary impressionism to dark symbolism. Few writers have captured so clearly, or explored so deeply, the lives of women who are stuck somewhere between senseless modernity and suffocating tradition - Rodoreda's "women are notable for their almost pathological lack of volition, but also for their acute sensitivity, a nearly painful awareness of beauty" (Natasha Wimmer).

Merce Rodoreda is widely regarded as the most important Catalan writer of the twentieth century. Exiled to France during the Spanish Civil War, and only able to return to Catalonia in the mid-1960s, she wrote a number of highly praised works, including The Time of the Doves and Death in Spring.

Martha Tennent was born in the U.S, but has lived most of her life in Barcelona where she served as founding dean of the School of Translation and Interpreting at the University of Vic. She translates from Spanish and Catalan, and received an NEA Translation Fellowship for her work on Rodoreda.



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February 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Selected Stories of Merce Rodoreda
Author(s): Merce Rodoreda
ISBN: 1-934824-31-3 / 978-1-934824-31-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Letter
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September 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Selected Stories of Merce Rodoreda
Author(s): Merce Rodoreda
Publisher: Open Letter
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