Waltz

Waltz

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Overview

First published in 1936, and considered one of the most groundbreaking and significant novels written in Catalan, "Waltz" tells the tale of an idle, introspective, and somewhat oblivious young "man without qualities" as he stumbles through a milieu of civic upheaval and bourgeois tragedy, waltzing from one prospective bride to another, never willing to compromise his ideals, and so never quite becoming an adult. With one foot in the romanticism of Goethe or Kleist, and another in the wildly differing takes on the modern novel provided by Aldous Huxley, James Joyce, and Marcel Proust, respectively, "Waltz" is an occasionally absurd comedy of indecision and indolence structured in imitation of the dance from which it takes its title.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781564788771
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Series: Catalan Literature Series
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Francesc Trabal was born in Sabadell, Spain, in 1899. He contributed to numerous magazines from an early age, and was a centrally important author, editor, and journalist for the Catalan community before being forced into exile after the Spanish Civil War. He died in Santiago, Chile, in 1957.

Francesc Trabal was born in Sabadell, Spain, in 1899. He contributed to numerous magazines from an early age, and was a centrally important author, editor, and journalist for the Catalan community before being forced into exile after the Spanish Civil War. He died in Santiago, Chile, in 1957.

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