Waltz (Catalan Literature)

By: Trabal, Francesc

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First published in 1936, and considered one of the most innovative and significant novels written in Catalan, Waltz tells the tale of an idle, introspective, and somewhat oblivious young "man without qualities" as he stumbles through a milieu of civic upheaval and bourgeois tragedy as he waltzes from one prospective bride to another, never willing to compromise his ideals, and so never quite becoming an adult. With one foot in the romanticism of Goethe or Kleist, and another in the wildly differing takes on the modern novel provided by Aldous Huxley, James Joyce, and Marcel Proust, respectively, Waltz is an occasionally absurd comedy of indecision and indolence structured in imitation of the dance from which it takes its title.

Title: Waltz (Catalan Literature)

Author Name: Trabal, Francesc

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press:

ISBN Number: 1564788776

ISBN Number 13: 9781564788771


Book Condition: New

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