Post-war Barcelona, as described in “Nada”

Revisit the novel by Carmen Laforet via a route through the most emblematic locations of the story

A Room with a View - Florence; La Colmena - Madrid; Pereira Maintains - Lisbon... All great cities have been the subjects of novels, and fictional tales have contributed to the establishment of the identities of many cities. The same can be said for Barcelona, and while recent decades have produced works by Juan Marsé, Eduardo Mendoza and Carlos Ruiz Zafón, any attempt to approach the subject must include the novel Nada, by Carmen Laforet.
 
On the 20th of April the cultural centre Casa Elizade, well acquainted with the richness of the Premio Nadal award winning novel from 1944, have programmed an itinerary associated with the novel in which participants can rediscover the sentimental chronicle situated in post-war Barcelona by visiting the exact locations described in the story. The sixty years that have passed since publication of the book, and the fact that is a work of fiction, in no way diminish the excitement of a personal visit to the apartment on carrer Aribau, central to the novel, or the university which, though it bears little resemblance to what it was in 1944, maintains some of its identity as a place to escape to, a new horizon for the expectations of Andrea, the principle character in the book.

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Publication date: Friday, 19 April 2013
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