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Fiction Mercè Rodoreda
Translated from the Catalan by Scott Shanahan

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Scott Shanahan earned his MFA at Columbia in creative writing and literary translations. His translations have been recognized by the American Literary Translators Association and Word for Word.

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Issue 25



Winter 2017


​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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