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A Woman Unknown / Edition 1

A Woman Unknown / Edition 1

by Lucia Graves Lucia Graves
ISBN-10:
1582431647
ISBN-13:
9781582431642
Pub. Date:
11/08/2001
Publisher:
Catapult
ISBN-10:
1582431647
ISBN-13:
9781582431642
Pub. Date:
11/08/2001
Publisher:
Catapult
A Woman Unknown / Edition 1

A Woman Unknown / Edition 1

by Lucia Graves Lucia Graves

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Overview

This beautifully nuanced memoir is a profound meditation on the three cultures—Spanish, English, and Catalan—that have shaped Lucia Graves's life and thought. It is also a complex portrait of Spain under Franco. The author explores the patterns of love, sacrifice, and forbearance that mark not only her own life but those of many other Spanish women she has known.

Lucia Graves, daughter of the poet Robert Graves and his wife Beryl, grew up in the beautiful village of Deia on the island of Majorca. Neither Spanish nor Catholic by birth, she nevertheless absorbed the different traditions of Spain and felt the full impact of Franco's dictatorship through the experience of her education. Lucia found herself continually bridging the gaps between Catalan, Spanish, and English, as she picked up the patterns and nuances that contain the essence of each culture.

Portraying her life as a child watching the hills lit up by bonfires on Good Friday, or, years later, walking through the haunting backstreets of the Jewish quarter of Girona, this is a captivating personal memoir which provides a first-hand account of Catalonia, where Lucia lived and raised a family. It is also a unique and perceptive appraisal of a country burdened by tradition yet coming to terms with political change as the decades moved on.


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ISBN-13: 9781582431642
Publisher: Catapult
Publication date: 11/08/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Lucia Graves has performed literary translation for twenty five years, publishing more than thirty volumes, mostly from English into Spanish or Catalan and also translating works into English, for many authors including Anaïs Nin, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Katherine Mansfield, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, and Robert Graves. The autobiographical novel A Woman Unknown is her first original work, followed by The Memory House, a novel.

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