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Andreu begins to reject his family full of lies and deceptions. In particular, the character of the grandmother was inspiring and her insights on life as relevant today as they must have been in postwar Spain. Would love to see the Oscar-nominated film as well and read the author’s next 2 novels in the series — once they are available in English.

“Pa Negre”: What The Academy Awards Missed

She implies that Farriol had something to do with it. Home Sitemap Links Legal notice Private policy. Iolins rated it really liked it Oct 21, This is primarily a coming-of-age story set in Catalonia immediately after the Spanish Civil War, so circa early s or so.

Goya Award for Best Film. The interesting parts are when he and his cousins try to make sense of the what the adults are actually talking about. Rafael Brillas rated it it was ok Aug 21, Si comparo la novel.

Telling a story of war, class divisions, sexuality, religious doctrine, executions, and fascist rule from the point of view of a young boy is, perhaps, one of the best ways to deliver a litany of existential questions without a hint of preachiness. Gordon stands apart from other outstanding institutions in New England by combining an exceptional education with an informed Christian faith. While the adults work hard for long hours and little reward, the children try to enjoy their childhood: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Another important character in the novel is Roviretes a young girl who is a playmate of Andreu and his cousins. Andreu helps him by setting aside some food for him. A Catalan novel about a boy growing up after Franco takes power.

Manubens and because of this he was castrated. Feb 21, Meritxell Soria Yenez rated it liked it. Want to Read saving…. Articles containing Catalan-language text.

“Pa Negre”: What The Academy Awards Missed

Read the full review by visiting our website: Jordi rated it it was ok Mar 06, The boy is a tuberculosis patient in a nearby monastery, who imagines he has angels’ wings. The cousins are a boy they call Quirze Junior and a girl they nickname Llorica and the sister, Aunt Enriqueta, is a romantic dreamer who is nevertheless reputed in the village to be a lady who likes the company of men.

His aunt, Enriqueta, is the talk of the village because she is carrying on a secret affair with a civil guard. Not always an easy book, but one that had many excellent and memorable parts and left me curious to read Teixidor’s ‘Retrat d’un assassi d’ocells’, another coming-of-age story set in the same world as ‘Pa negre’, but apparently with a more explicitly gay-themed plot.

Estela rated it really liked it Jan 02, The perspective of a narrator still at the stage of discovering the world, who is forging his ideas and character through his reactions to what he discovers and the way emill then interprets the tteixidor and behaviour of adults, gives the novel an original literary twist. Much like “La lengua de las mariposas”, the author does a wonderful job of portraying life in t I loved this book when I began it, the lyrical descriptions of the Catalonian countryside come close to rendering it bucolic, and if the reader has ever spent a significant amount of time out in the country, there are certain elements nature, family, how time is spent that are universal.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. What Pa Negre offers to the long list of war narratives is a demystification of the conflict as we know it, paying closer attention to human nature than to stereotypes.

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As the narrator is a young boy who simply describes what he sees and experiences, the novel lacks any moralizing baggage — that is not always the case in such novels! Enjoyable for the most part. Manubens to scare Pitorliua off, but things went too far.