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Springs and Autumns is a compelling novel that chronicles, through the voices of several family members, the intriguing history of an extended Majorcan family. The novel is set in Orlandis (a fictional version of Porcel's hometown) on the island of Majorca. Even though the novel rises from this specific, exotic island setting, Springs and Autumns ultimately appeals to ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by University of Arkansas Press (first published 1986)
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Jerry
Sep 12, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A pesar de tener una prosa magnífica y tratar con cierto genio algunos mitos, la novela me ha dejado algo frío. La sintaxis, a pesar de bien elaborada, a veces resulta demasiado cargante. En ese sentido se podría hablar de que Primaveras y otoños es una novela barroca escrita durante la segunda mitad del siglo XX. Los personajes, aun teniendo cosas interesantes, se me han antojado planos. Tal vez todavía dura la estela de Rojo y negro, con esos magníficos personajes y sus brillantes ...more
Xelus
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Grandissima narració. Durant la nit de Nadal se'ns presenta la familia Taltavull , les seves ombres i llums. flaixos de dies passats i reflexions en present. L'essència humana despullada i vessada en les pàgines d aquest llibre. Molt recomanable!
Laurenz E.C.
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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En definitiva uno de los mejores libros que he leído. Todo transcurre en la cena familiar navideña, donde distintos personajes de todas las edades nos transportan de uno a otro al pasado o al presente, en la brillante y deliciosa prosa de Porcel. Muy recomendado.
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Baltasar Porcel i Pujol was a Catalan writer and journalist.