Narcís Oller

Biography

Catalan writer and lawyer. Born in Valls in 1846 and died in Barcelona in 1930.

Books

Novena for the Dead
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / Spanish & Portuguese
"I found myself in the grips of an obsession: death, death, death. All of the dead in my family were turning up in my thoughts. My good grandfather, my little brother, an old maid whose body I had seen lain out—they reappeared before my eyes, lying on black biers, as pale as wax, with sunken eyes, turned to stone in the impressive state of eternal slumber."
The September Revolution
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013 by Fario. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Classics
"Liberty, fraternity, equality! . . . What noble heart could take fright at the triumph of such Christian principles?" So the narrator of Oller's ironic tale of bitter disillusionment with youthful ideals asks himself only shortly before a mob of unruly revolutionaries comes to burn and pillage his family's house. Translated from Catalan by G. López de Górgolas.

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