Merce Rodoreda

Mercè Rodoreda was a renowned Catalan novelist, considered one of the most important Catalan literary figures of the 20th century. Her works often explore themes of love, loss, and the impact of war on individuals and society.

Books

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  1. 1. The Time Of The Doves

    The novel is a poignant exploration of a woman's life set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War and the early years of Franco's dictatorship. Through the eyes of the protagonist, a shopkeeper in Barcelona, readers experience her struggles with love, loss, and survival. Her personal journey is interwoven with the turbulent history of the era, as she endures the hardships of war, the complexities of her romantic relationships, and the challenges of raising her children alone. The narrative, rich with symbolic imagery, particularly the recurring motif of doves, offers a deeply emotional and intimate portrayal of resilience amidst the chaos of societal upheaval.

    The 1593rd Greatest Book of All Time