Biography of Carmen Laforet (1921-2004)

Spanish novelist, born in Barcelona on September 6, 1921 and died in Madrid on February 28, 2004.

In 1944 premium nothing won the first edition of the Nadal prize of novel with his opera. This award became a revelation. The work was praised by critics and colleagues, and the same year published three editions. In addition to the Nadal, he obtained the prestigious award Fastenrah, of the Royal Academy of the Spanish language, and recognition of authors such as Miguel Delibes, Azorín and Juan Ramón Jiménez.

The novel has first-person experiences of Andrea, a young woman who moved to Barcelona, where staying at relatives home. The story is organized in linear mode, with minimal turns to the past of the characters, and it represents the world closed, distressing and stifling for the protagonist of the postwar Barcelona. Carmen Laforet captured as anyone, impeccably, the daily reality of the time.

At the beginning of the seventies Carmen Laforet decided to start a new life. Then separated from her husband and traveled to Rome and Paris. On his return, he started to publish Journal of Carmen Laforet serial in the daily ABC.

His desire for perfection made to only write three novels in eleven years: the island and demons, the new woman and insolation. The action of the island and the demons (1952) was held in Gran Canaria, where the author spent his adolescence, and describes a world as oppressive as the nothing. The new woman (1955), which won the Premio Menorca and the national literature and which was reprinted in 2003, describes the spiritual change of Laforet, dumped in the Catholic faith. Finally, heat stroke (1963) should start a trilogy entitled three steps out of time, the most ambitious project of the writer, who never came to the conclusion. Only three months after the death of the author, published the publishing destination to turn the corner, the second part of this trilogy.

Laforêt also wrote some stories and short novels, as piano (1952), the dead (1952), dating (1953), call (1954), the girl (1954), the housed (1954) and parallel 35 (1967).