The Time of the Doves (Paperback)

By Merce Rodoreda, David H. Rosenthal (Translator), David H. Rosenthal (Introduction by)

Graywolf Press, 9780915308750, 208pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1986



The Time of the Doves - by Merce Rodoreda - is the powerfully written story of a naive shop-tender during the Spanish Civil War and beyond, is a rare and moving portrait of a simple soul confronting and surviving a convulsive period in history. The book has been widely translated, and was made into a film.

About the Author

Merce Rodoreda is the author of My Christina & Other Stories and Camellia Street-both are available from Graywolf Press.

Praise For The Time of the Doves

"The most beautiful novel published in Spain since the Civil War."—Gabriel García Márquez

"Mercè Rodoreda is the writer I cannot stop talking about."—Alberto Ríos

"[I] read [The Time of the Doves] cover to cover all in one afternoon. When I was finished, I felt as foolish as Balboa discovering the powerful Pacific."—Sandra Cisneros, from her Foreword to Camilla Street