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ISBN: 0800877314
Author: Mercè Rodoreda
Language: English
Publisher: Taplinger Pub. Co; First Edition edition (1980)
Pages: 201
Category: World Literature
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
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It is notable for its use of stream of consciousness. The book is named after a square in Barcelona's Gràcia district. It is featured in Harold Bloom's The Western Canon as part of a list of canonical books of the "Chaotic Age"

Mercè Rodoreda i Gurguí (1908-1983) It has been said that The Time of the Doves is a political novel, and, although the action takes place over thirty years, covering Franco’s ascension, the Spanish Civil.

Mercè Rodoreda i Gurguí (1908-1983). We went up a narrow stone staircase with very high steps and a ceiling over it and walls on each side and came out in a yard full of boys. Their heads were all shaved and covered with lumps and their faces were nothing but eyes. It has been said that The Time of the Doves is a political novel, and, although the action takes place over thirty years, covering Franco’s ascension, the Spanish Civil War, and World War Two, and although all of these things are mentioned in the text, it may still strike one as a strange claim. That is because these events are kept in the background; they are never the primary focus.

Rodoreda, Mercè, 1908-. New York : Taplinger Pub. Co. Collection. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on February 8, 2012. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

Mercè Rodoreda: La plaça del Diamant (UK: The Pigeon Girl; US: The Time of the Doves). Rodoreda’s best-known novel and the first to be translated into English sees us in familiar territory, the story of a generally fairly ordinary woman struggling with life

Mercè Rodoreda: La plaça del Diamant (UK: The Pigeon Girl; US: The Time of the Doves). Rodoreda’s best-known novel and the first to be translated into English sees us in familiar territory, the story of a generally fairly ordinary woman struggling with life. Natalia works in a pastry shop and comes from a fairly well-to-do family. She has a boyfriend, Pere, who works in the basement of a hotel as a cook. She goes with her friend to a square where they are dancing and is asked for a dance by a young man, Quimet. He calls her Colometa (colom is the Catalan for dove)

Mercè Rodoreda is the writer I cannot stop talking about .

Mercè Rodoreda is the writer I cannot stop talking about. read cover to cover all in one afternoon. Eventually things change, but her life is definitely not one to envy. I first read this book and Rodoreda's other full-length novel, Camellia Street (now out of print in English), when I visited Barcelona three years ago, to give me a sense of place. Now that I live only four blocks from Placa del Diamant, I have re-read them both with the same pleasure.

Mercè Rodoreda is widely regarded as the most important Catalan writer of the twentieth century

Mercè 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, includingThe Time of the Doves andDeath in Spring. Martha Tennent was born in the ., 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.

The Time of the Doves - by Mercè Rodoreda - is the powerfully written story of a naïve shop-tender during the Spanish Civil War and beyond, is a rare and moving portrait of a simple soul confronting and surviving a convulsive period in history. The book has been widely translated, and was made into a film.

Mercè Rodoreda should be better known and more widely read by English readers. got to know of The Time of the Doves, a novel Mercè Rodoreda, through my mother who had received the book as a gift from a Catalan LikeLike. Short Monday: Two Stories by Quim Monzò Kinna Reads says: May 24, 2010 at 5:28 pm. Quim Monzò. I’ve been looking for more fiction by Catalan writers after reading and loving The Time of the Doves by Mercè Rodoreda. Quim Monzò is a contemporary writer of novels, short stories and essays.

The book has been widely translated, and was made into a film. This novel is widely considered to be one of the greatest works of Catalan literature, and an evocative portrait of life in Barcelona during and after the Spanish Civil War. It is set almost entirely. Tam incelemeyi okuyun. Kullanıcı Değerlendirmesi - tvgrl - LibraryThing. The Time of the Doves tells about the Spanish Civil War from a working class female point of view using stream of consciousness prose and grippingly vivid storytelling that assaults the senses

in English Translation. The Time of the Doves. Translated from the catalan. ISBN-13: 978-1-934824-45-0

in English Translation. My Christina and Other Stories. ISBN-13: 978-1-934824-45-0. Translation of this novel was made possible thanks to the support of the Ramon Llull Institut. Printed on acid-free paper in the United States of America. Text set in Bodoni, a serif typeface first designed by Giambattista Bodoni (1740–1813) in 1798. Design by N. J. Furl.

The Time of the Doves, the powerfully written story of a naïve shop-tender during the Spanish Civil War and beyond, is a rare and moving portrait of a simple soul confronting and surviving a convulsive period in history. The book has been widely translated, and was made into a film.

Comments:

romrom
This 1986 novel brings the reader to the Civil War in Spain in the 1930's, a devastating war that plunged the people into poverty and despair. Told through the eyes of a woman caught up in the tragedy of this war, we first meet her as a young woman being courted and there are hints that this future marriage is not one made in heaven. She has stars in her eyes but her husband is a bit of a brute, her mother-in-law is difficult to get along with, there is little money and she struggles to provide for her two young children who seem like a burden. The family gets along somehow though and one of the ways they make their modest living is by raising doves.

Suddenly, however, the Spanish Civil War is upon them and most of the men go off to war. The woman now has to care for her children. She has to go to work and leave them alone because they are almost starving and eventually have to kill the doves for food.

This is a sad book and at times was hard to read. Eventually, through the years, there are some changes but the husband never does return and even though the woman's life gets a little easier, I was depressed throughout this written classic which is a snapshot of a time and a place in history.
Gna
It's a real life arc story, gains and losses all along the way, sometimes uncomfortable, realistically so, but with resolution. I read it while I was visiting in Barcelona and it felt authentic to place though it's set in another time. It has some beautiful lyrical passages, while being true to life in its harshness of the times, and how people dealt as best they could. Must be read with the times in mind. I thought it would be more political than it was. It was more human oriented through the eyes and emotions of the protaganist Natalia and what she cared about. The Spanish Civil War was rather secondary. Women don't care that much about politics and the wars that result, more about their man, their children, yet the harsh realities can make all that secondary as well. At some point she must care for both her survival and her sanity, and there were no mental health resources in that regard in that time. It was sometimes depressing but its a good read. I've read the book is described as beautiful. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder in this case. How does one write beautifully about the consequences of war, of what people have to go through during and after war? But i found it a good read, perhaps empowering even.
Anararius
I had anticipated this novel to be interesting given the author's personal life, which isto be a self-reflection in the story she has illustrated. This story takes place during the Spanish Civil War. However, I could not finish the book because the translation from Catalan to English was poorly done. The translation became very distracting in the reader's understanding of the character's bio and the story line. This was a disappointment because I was very interested in delving into the author's writing since I have had no knowledge of the Spanish Civil War and/or Spanish authors. I would recommend another read possibly but via a different translation.
Budar
Time of the Doves tells the story of a young woman who marries the wrong man and ends up dealing with a life of poverty, naughty children... and birds. Eventually things change, but her life is definitely not one to envy.

Good Stuff
- It is at times humorous and a bit random, but in a charming (not annoying) way. Like when the toddler throws the intestinal word the family was storing in a jar on the baby.
- The story flows well, weaving through the pivotal moments of the narrator's life.
- It was different as far as setting and time period for me, which I appreciated.

But
- It really felt that at times the translation was off; this really bothered me the most. Some of the words just felt... wrong. And, hence, the flow of the syntax seemed off at times.
- For me the end was a bit contrived and a little too happy for my liking.

All in all an interesting, enjoyable quick read.
Mettiarrb
Why it is not called Placa del Diamant in the English translation, I don't know. But the Time of the Doves is a beautifully written tale of hope in a hopeless time; of survival and the power of love (pardon the cliche). It is simplistic because it can be while still communicating these themes effectively, through the mind of the heroine, Natalia.
I first read this book and Rodoreda's other full-length novel, Camellia Street (now out of print in English), when I visited Barcelona three years ago, to give me a sense of place. Now that I live only four blocks from Placa del Diamant, I have re-read them both with the same pleasure. The statute there of Natalia fleeing the doves and the hold of her husband, serves to bring me back to this rich story.
I challenge a history book to provide a reader with a stronger sense of what Spain was actually like during the civil war and the desperation of the Catalan people.
Mbon
This is a really amazing book. Incredible story and unique prose. I never felt issues with the translation like some of the other reviewers. I wonder if it is more Rodoreda's style that they have issues with. Anyways, I found the book to be captivating throughout. Not a riveting war story, but something much better. One of the books I most frequently recommend.
Rollers from Abdun
I have the feeling that any translation of this book is bound to be disppointing. I have read it in the original and it speaks to me of a place and time I once knew but that no longer exists. My family suffered during the spanish civil war and they never wanted to talk about it. I feel the same pain here when the author just touches on what happened here and there. I'm well familiar with the streets Rodoreda describes. I have walked them many times and they feel right to me. I recommend this book to anyone who is willing to be transported to another time and place. By the way, the translation of "coloms" into doves is a bit poetic. The real translation is "pigeons". Barcelona is infested with them.... Happy reading.
Can't say much. It was for a present. Haven't read the french version. I've read the original in catalan and I love it.

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