Soldiers Cry by Nightby Ana María Matute
In Soldiers Cry by Night, 1964, the second volume of The Merchants (1959-1969), an award-winning trilogy about the Spanish Civil War, Ana María Matute uses a realistic setting and autobiographical detail to depict triumph and loss. Manuel and Marta are forced to accept the end of their innocent childhood happiness, and must come to terms with the allegiances and betrayals of the harsh adult world. During the Facist attack on Barcelona the two young people are forced to choose sides. Their decisions will forever change their lives.
Meet the Author
Ana María Matute, the most prominent woman writer in 20th century Spain, was born in Barcelona in 1926 of Castilian parents. Her education at a religious boarding school in Madrid was interrupted by the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. Matute's experiences of the war (1936-1939) would shape and orient her fiction and essays.
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