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The Resource Private life : a novel, Josep Maria de Sagarra ; translated from Catalan by Mary Ann Newman

Private life : a novel, Josep Maria de Sagarra ; translated from Catalan by Mary Ann Newman

Label
Private life : a novel
Title
Private life
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Josep Maria de Sagarra ; translated from Catalan by Mary Ann Newman
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • cat
  • eng
Summary
"Private Life holds up a mirror to the moral corruption in the interstices of the Barcelona high society Sagarra was born into. Boudoirs of demimonde tramps, card games dilapidating the fortunes of milquetoast aristocrats - and how they scheme to conceal them - fading manors of selfish scions, and back rooms provided by social-climbing seamstresses are portrayed in vivid, sordid, and literary detail. The novel, practically a roman-à-clef for its contemporaries, was a scandal in 1932. The 1960's edition was bowdlerized by Franco's censors. Part Lampedusa, part Genet, this translation will bring an essential piece of 20th-century European literature to the English-speaking public"--
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Summary
"Private Life holds up a mirror to the moral corruption in the interstices of the Barcelona high society Sagarra was born into. Boudoirs of demimonde tramps, card games dilapidating the fortunes of milquetoast aristocrats - and how they scheme to concealthem - fading manors of selfish scions, and back rooms provided by social-climbing seamstresses are portrayed in vivid, sordid, and literary detail. The novel, practically a roman-à-clef for its contemporaries, was a scandal in 1932. The 1960's edition was bowdlerized by Franco's censors. Part Lampedusa, part Genet, this translation will bring an essential piece of 20th-century European literature to the English-speaking public"--
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Tone
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10459956
Cataloging source
DLC
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1894-1961
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Sagarra, Josep Maria de
Dewey number
849/.9352
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Catalan
Literary form
novels
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Newman, Mary Ann
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True
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  • Upper class
  • Families
  • Ethics
  • Corruption
  • Spain
  • FICTION / Cultural Heritage
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Corruption
  • Ethics
  • Families
  • Upper class
  • Spain
Target audience
adult
Label
Private life : a novel, Josep Maria de Sagarra ; translated from Catalan by Mary Ann Newman
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as Vida privada by Llibreria Catalònia, 1932 Barcelona"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn910802442
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First Archipelago Books edition.
Extent
493 pages
Isbn
9780914671268
Lccn
2015019288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)910802442
Label
Private life : a novel, Josep Maria de Sagarra ; translated from Catalan by Mary Ann Newman
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as Vida privada by Llibreria Catalònia, 1932 Barcelona"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn910802442
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First Archipelago Books edition.
Extent
493 pages
Isbn
9780914671268
Lccn
2015019288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)910802442

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