Camellia Street

byMerce RodoredaTranslated byDavid RosenthalForeword bySandra Cisneros

November 30, 2018|
Camellia Street by Merce Rodoreda
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A major work from Mercè Rodoreda’s early, realistic period,Camellia Street is set in war-torn Barcelona of the 1940s and 50s and tells the story of Cecilia, who, abandoned as an infant, ends up fleeing her adoptive family in favor of a more unsettled life of fire-setting, poverty, one abusive man after another, prostitution, and, eventually, a tenuous note of rebirth. Building on the themes ofThe Time of the Doves, Rodoreda uses Cecilia’s difficult life to explore the strength of one woman in the face of male brutality. A classic work of feminist fiction that’s as charged today as when it was first published in Catalan back in 1966.
Mercè 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, includingThe Time of the Doves andDeath in Spring.David Rosenthal wrote mostly about jazz...
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Title:Camellia Street
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:186 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.57 in
Shipping dimensions:186 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.57 in
Published:November 30, 2018
Publisher:OPen Letter Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781940953861

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