Marià Vayreda (1853-1903), Catalan writer from a family of rural nobles. Veteran of the Third Carlist War. Brief exile in France after the defeat of the Carlists. _La punyalada_ is his best-known work.
From the mountainous hinterlands of Catalonia comes the harrowing tale of a veteran of the Carlist Wars who survives his own execution by firing squad. When he returns from his journey to the hereafter, he is a changed man, known to all of his acquaintances as L'Afusellat--the man who was shot.