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  • Mercè Rodoreda

    The works of Mercè Rodoreda (Barcelona 1908 - Romanyà de la Selva, 1983) traverse the main areas of that modern Western literature that becomes contemporary through the experience of war and, more particularly, of exile. The experience of exile stretches the limits of...

  • Mirall trencat (1974)

    This novel, although very different from the La plaça del Diamant (titled The Time of the Doves in the English translation), joins the latter in being among the most important of Rodoreda's works. Divided into three parts and with a very interesting prologue, this is a...

  • La plaça del Diamant (1962)

    This is Mercè Rodoreda’s most universal work. It has been translated into many languages and is considered to be one of the most important novels of the post-war period. It has been compared with the works of Proust and Joyce because of its willingness to explore inner...

  • Ramon Erra

    The first book I ever read was El tren que va perdre una roda (The Train That Lost a Wheel). I’ve never remembered the author’s name. Is it because only books matter? I also remember that I borrowed it from the bibliobús, the mobile library. Señor Granados, who taught...

  • Montserrat Roig

    Barcelona, 1946-1991. Fiction writer and journalist. Daughter of the writer Tomàs Roig i Llop, she had an Arts Degree (1968) and was a Reader in Spanish at the University of Bristol (1972 - 1973). Roig is one of the most representative names of the group of authors who...

  • Joaquim Ruyra

    Joaquim Ruyra (Girona, 1858 – Barcelona, 1939) wrote fiction and poetry, essays, plays and also translated. Born into a family of rural landowners and lawyers, Ruyra studied Law in Barcelona but never worked in the profession. From adolescence onwards he threw himself...

  • Mercè Ibarz

    A la ciutat en obres by Mercè Ibarz appears to be, within her writing as a whole, the prelude to new music, both in the variety of themes and the registers it presents and in its revealing a new direction within the author's literary evolution. This latter assertion will...

  • Vuitanta-sis contes

    "Monzó's stories are machines that exude interest and lucidity and are fed by an initial vitalism that soon turns into anxiety and uncertainty. They permit us to witness a singular struggle between the constant centrifugal effect of an overflowing imagination and a concentration...

  • Film and Catalan Literature

    At the beginning of twentieth century, after some years of technical development and growing interest in the idea of capturing the public's attention through the visual spectacle, film-makers began to see that the genre could be given greater artistic ambition and scope....

  • Enric Casasses

    This is a two-edged question: who am I and why do I write? The answer is easy. I write because I don't know who I am. Groping in the dark I find another two-edged question: what am I and because of whom do I write? It doesn't ask for whom but because of whom, which is like...