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This volume brings together all the short stories written by Maria Barbal up to now, both those published in volumes and those scattered in periodicals or in thematic anthologies, as well as stories still unpublished, which are offered for the first time. All the short narrative of someone who has stood out above all as a novelist, but who from the beginning dedicated to short stories such splendid volumes as La mort de Teresa, followed by Ulleres de sol, La pressa del temps, Cada dia penso en tu, Pampallugues or Bari.
The possibility of offering the totality of the stories in this volume, organized in a different way from how they had reached us until now, opens up a new dimension, a renewed reading, and consequently gives us the possibility of taking a contemporary look. A new cosmovision that helps us to better enjoy all his novels.
The voice is always forceful, powerful in nuances, largely thanks to a precise and rich language, which enters smoothly and soaks everything. It is with his unmistakable style made of conciseness, clarity, which denotes great expertise, that we capture this soul that vertebrates everything.