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Death in Spring (Paperback)
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By Merce Rodoreda, Martha Tennent (Translator)
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Death in Spring tells the story of the bizarre and destructive customs of a nameless town--burying the dead in trees after filling their mouths with cement to prevent their soul from escaping, or sending a man to swim in the river that courses underneath the 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. Musical and rhythmic, this is truly the work of a writer at the height of her powers.

Merce Rodoreda (1908-83) is widely regarded as the most important Catalan writer of the twentieth century.

Martha Tennent translates from Spanish and Catalan, and received an NEA translation fellowship for her work on Rodoreda.

About the Author


Merce 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781940953281
ISBN-10: 1940953286
Publisher: Open Letter Books
Publication Date: September 15th, 2015
Pages: 150
Language: English