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Uninhabited paradise

Uninhabited paradise

Author: Ana Maria Matute

ISBN: 978-954-320-352-9
Category: Novels and poetry
Cover: Paperback, Format: 14х21, Pages: 288, Weight: 317 g

Out of print

Price: 13.00 lv

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A true masterpiece in the brilliant line of literary works by Ana Maria Matute, Uninhabited Paradise is a skilful recreation of the everyday life of a girl from the Spanish bourgeoisie on the eve of the Spanish Civil War. Her painful coming to maturity passes through a transfiguration of reality into a fabulous and dreamed-of universe.

Lonely and lacking the attention of the adults around her, Adri closes up to the outside world and seeks refuge in her own imaginary world of fantasy, mysterious gleams,  fabulous heroes, and folk legends. Her friendship with another lonely child, Gavi, awakens in her the first impulses of a pure and innocent love and is an alternative to the hostile world of conservative outlooks, prejudices, selfishness, and hypocrisy.

Goodness and happiness are part of childhood, but this does not mean childhood is always a time of joy.

"Childhood is not a paradise, nor a magical world. It may also be hard and cruel", Ana Maria Matute will write years later.

 


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