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Village Journeys

​Mercè Rodoreda

Translated from the Catalan by Scott Shanahan


About the author

​Mercè Rodoreda is regarded as the most important Catalan writer of the twentieth century. Exiled in France and Switzerland following the Spanish Civil War, Rodoreda began writing fiction, while earning a living as a seamstress. In the mid-1960s she returned to Catalonia. Death in Spring, her final novel, was published last year by Open Letter, which will publish her Selected Stories in 2011. 

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