Garden By The Sea

byMerce RodoredaTranslated byMartha Tennent

February 28, 2020|
Garden By The Sea by Merce Rodoreda
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Rodoreda has bedazzled me by the sensuality with which she reveals things within the atmosphere of her novels." - Gabriel García Márquez The novel that defined Mercè Rodoreda's most prolific period is finally available in English for the first time. Set in 1920s Spain, Garden by the Sea takes place over six summers at a villa by the sea inhabited by a young couple and their beautiful, rich, joyous friends. They swim, drink, tease each other, and fully enjoy themselves. All the while, the guests are observed by the villa's gardener, a widower who's been tending the garden for several decades. As the true protagonist of the novel, we get to see the dissolution of these magical summers through his eyes, as a sense of darkness and ending creeps in, precipitated by the construction of a new, larger, more glamorous villa next door. Considered by many to be one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, Rodoreda has captivated readers for decades with her exacting descriptions of life - and nature - in post-war Spain, and this novel will further her reputation and fill in an important piece of her oeuvre. "
Mercè Rodoreda is widely regarded as the most important Catalan writer of the twentieth century. Exiled in France and Switzerland following the Spanish Civil War, Rodoreda began writing the novels and short stories - Twenty-Two Short Storie s, The Time of the Doves, Camellia Street, Garden by the Sea - that would eventually make her ...
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Title:Garden By The SeaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:230 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.63 inShipping dimensions:230 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.63 inPublished:February 28, 2020Publisher:OPen Letter BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1948830086

ISBN - 13:9781948830089

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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