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    Nada (Modern Library Classics) (Hardback) By (author) Carmen Laforet, Translated by Edith Grossman, Foreword by Mario Vargas Llosa, Introduction by Mario Vargas Llosa


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    DescriptionCarmen Laforet’s Nada ranks among the most important literary works of post-Civil War Spain. Loosely based on the author’s own life, it is the story of an orphaned young woman who leaves her small town to attend university in war-ravaged Barcelona. Residing amid genteel poverty in a mysterious house on Calle de Aribau, young Andrea falls in with a wealthy band of schoolmates who provide a rich counterpoint to the squalor of her home life. As experience overtakes innocence, Andrea gradually learns the disquieting truth about the people she shares her life with: her overbearing and superstitious aunt Angustias; her nihilistic yet artistically gifted uncle Román and his violent brother Juan; and Juan’s disturbingly beautiful wife, Gloria, who secretly supports the clan with her gambling. From existential crisis to a growing maturity and resolve, Andrea’s passionate inner journey leaves her wiser, stronger, and filled with hope for the future. The incomparable Edith Grossman’s vital new translation captures the feverish energy of Laforet’s magnificent story, showcasing its dark, powerful imagery, and its subtle humor. And Mario Vargas Llosa’s Introduction illuminates Laforet’s brilliant depiction of life during the early days of the Franco regime. With crystalline insight into the human condition, Carmen Laforet’s classic novel stands poised to reclaim its place as one of the great novels of twentieth-century Europe.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carmen Laforet, Translated by Edith Grossman, Foreword by Mario Vargas Llosa, Introduction by Mario Vargas Llosa
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    ISBN 13: 9780679643456
    ISBN 10: 0679643451

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    DC21: 863.64
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 23
    DC22: 863/.64
    B&T Approval Code: P24102801
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PQ6621.A38 N313 2007
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Modern Library
    Imprint name
    Modern Library
    Publication date
    06 February 2007