Spanje, jaren vijftig. Paulina besluit haar leven in eigen hand te nemen en zich los te maken van alle mannen van wie ze afhankelijk is. Op haar dertigste besluit ze te scheiden van haar man, haar affaire met haar minnaar te verbreken en een nieuw leven te beginnen in Madrid, als alleenstaande moeder met kind. Dankzij haar vastberadenheid en haar spirituele zoektocht slaagt Paulina erin de vrijhei
Subject
Spanje ; 1950-
Title
De nieuwe vrouw / Carmen Laforet ; vertaald en van een nawoord voorzien door Jacqueline Visscher
Author
Carmen Laforet
Translator
Jacqueline Visscher
Language
Dutch
Original language
Spanish
Original title
La mujer nueva
Publisher
Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Orlando, © 2021
304 p.
ISBN
9789083146805 (hardback)

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About Carmen Laforet

Carmen Laforet (Barcelona 6 September 1921 – Madrid, 28 February 2004) was a Spanish author who wrote in the period after the Spanish Civil War. An important European writer, her works contributed to the school of Existentialist Literature and her first novel Nada continued the Spanish tremendismo literary style begun by Camilo José Cela with his novel, La familia de Pascual Duarte. She received the Premio Nadal in 1944.

Biography

Laforet was born in Barcelona, Spain, but at the age of 2 she moved with her family to the Canary Islands where she spent her childhood. At age 12 she suffered the loss of her mother, and her father subsequently married a woman disliked by Laforet and her siblings (unsavory experiences portrayed in much of her literature). In 1939 at the age of 18, Laforet left for Barcelona where she studied Philosophy at the University of Barcelona while living with relatives. In 1942 she depart…Read more on Wikipedia