Death in Spring [NOOK Book]

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Musical and rhythmic, Death relates the bizarre and destructive customs of a nameless town through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old boy who must come to terms with the rhyme and reason of this ritual violence, and with his wild, child-like, and teenaged stepmother, who becomes his playmate.

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Death in Spring

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Overview

Musical and rhythmic, Death relates the bizarre and destructive customs of a nameless town through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old boy who must come to terms with the rhyme and reason of this ritual violence, and with his wild, child-like, and teenaged stepmother, who becomes his playmate.

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Ryan Michael Williams
The bleakness of Rodoreda’s outlook stands in dramatic contrast to the gorgeous lyricism of her prose. In Martha Tennent’s translation, her sentences are richly luxuriant, embodying the fecund beauty of spring in bloom while also admitting the imminence of death and decay. . . . The novel’s rewards are substantial. Rodoreda’s accomplishment here amply demonstrates that her work deserves far greater attention in the U.S. than she has thus far received.
BOMB magazine
Her last novel and posthumous masterpiece is painfully beautiful. . . . A deft political allegory bursting with paradox and intrigue.
Ryan Michael Williams
The bleakness of Rodoreda’s outlook stands in dramatic contrast to the gorgeous lyricism of her prose. In Martha Tennent’s translation, her sentences are richly luxuriant, embodying the fecund beauty of spring in bloom while also admitting the imminence of death and decay. . . . The novel’s rewards are substantial. Rodoreda’s accomplishment here amply demonstrates that her work deserves far greater attention in the U.S. than she has thus far received.
BOMB magazine
Her last novel and posthumous masterpiece is painfully beautiful. . . . A deft political allegory bursting with paradox and intrigue.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934824450
  • Publisher: Open Letter
  • Publication date: 12/3/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 873,043
  • File size: 182 KB

Meet the Author

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, 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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