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She flees their stifling attentions and obsessive chatter about her origins as soon as she can — first in search lez her father, who has appeared to her in a vision, and then more definitively with her first lover, Eusebi.

The parallels between her inner life and the disoriented, catatonic Barcelona of the s and s are striking, but Rodoreda never presses the point.

Sometime it’s another lover, some man whom lex can’t get for the moment. And I’d be wearing a pink dress. But instead, in her affair with Marc which occupies a third of the bookshe experiences a perverse cruelty and jealousy that slowly build into scenes of hallucinatory intensity.


The warmly paternal presence she seeks also eludes her until the last chapter. Thus Camellia Street, a tale of emotional stupor in a world of moral corruption and self-betrayal, seems to end on a note of tenuous rebirth:.

I looked around and it seemed like the ceiling was higher, the window was bigger lse he seemed taller too like he’d been growing while we talked and I hadn’t noticed.

Everything was bigger and I was smaller.

I put my feet on the rung cafrer the chair, with my elbows and my knees and my face in my hands. To place Camellia Street and its author in their proper perspective, the American reader may find some historical background useful. The most interesting Catalan literature is of two periods: Since Franco’s death, Catalans have moved steadily toward self-government. They now have a bilingual government and a Statue of Autonomy. Free elections to the Catalan parliament recently took place.

The study of Catalan is obligatory in the schools, and Catalan daily newspapers, television channels, and radio stations are free to operate.


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Thanks to authors such as Rodoreda and the poets J. One hopes that these writers, who have spoken so eloquently for and to their nation, will now begin to receive the recognition they deserve in the United States.

Thus Camellia Street, a tale of emotional stupor in a world of moral corruption and self-betrayal, seems to end on a note of tenuous rebirth: Translated and with an introduction by David H.

Rosenthal; foreword by Sandra Cisneros. The visitor – David H.

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