A Broken Mirror - European Women Writers (Hardback)
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A Broken Mirror - European Women Writers (Hardback)

(author), (translator)
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Hardback 226 Pages / Published: 01/04/2006
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In its moment of great splendor the novel was held as a mirror of society: Merce Rodoreda shatters that mirror in this, her most ambitious novel, which tells its story in brilliant fragments, a vision reflected and refracted and finally coming together in a richly articulated mosaic of life. Through this Broken Mirror, the reader sees events and characters spanning three generations and composing a kaleidoscopic family history ranging over six decades and turning upon events both intimate and historic-most notably the Spanish Civil War. Opening with Teresa Goday, the lovely young fishmonger's daughter married to a wealthy old man, the story shifts from one perspective to another, reflecting from myriad angles the founding of a matriarchal dynasty-and its eventual, seemingly inevitable disintegration. A family saga extending from the prosperous Barcelona of the 1870s to the advent of the Franco dictatorship, A Broken Mirror is finally also a novel about the inexorable passing of time.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803239630
Number of pages: 226
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 224 x 153 x 19 mm

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