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Merce Rodoreda

Mercè Rodoreda i Gurguí (10 October 1908 – 13 April 1983) was a Spanish novelist, who wrote in Catalan.

She is considered the most influential contemporary Catalan language writer, as evidenced by the references of other authors in her work and the international repercussion, with translations into more than thirty languages.She also has been called the most important Catalan female novelist of the postwar period. Her novel La plaça del diamant ('The diamond square', translated as The Time of the Doves, 1962) has become the most popular Catalan novel to date and has been translated into over 30 languages. Some critics consider it to be one of the best novels published in Spain after the Spanish Civil War.After her death, one more of her artistic aspects was discovered, painting, which had remained in the background due to the importance that Rodoreda gave to writing:

I write because I like to write. If it didn't seem like an exaggeration, I would say that I write to please myself. If others like what I write, the better. Perhaps it is deeper. Perhaps I write to affirm myself. To feel that I am ... And it's over. I have spoken of myself and essential things in my life, with a certain lack of measure. And excess has always scared me.

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Some of their strengths

Merce Rodoreda has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intense, Intelligent, Imaginative, Practical, Intuitive, Loyal, and Energetic.

Intelligent and Inquisitive

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Merce Rodoreda is someone who is an intelligent, inquisitive, and imaginative person, who is practical, considerate, kind, and diplomatic in dealings with others. A person who defines themself by their friends and what groups they belong to.

Adaptable and Versatile

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Merce Rodoreda well know them as someone who can be adaptable, flexible, and polite, like a flower or a sapling.

Ambitious and Forceful

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Merce Rodoreda as someone who is ambitious, hard-working, determined, and intelligent.

A person who has a knack for identifying opportunities, has amazing concentration and focus, who can work independently, who likes starting new things, and who is somewhat of an intellectual.

Dynamic and Imaginative

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Merce Rodoreda is someone who can bring a purifying element to situations, and who is a risk-taker with vision and imagination.

They are also someone who is calm, comforting, and stable, and who loves stability and being a good friend and loyal partner.

Justice-seeking and Peaceful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Merce Rodoreda tends to be someone who loves peace and is ready to go to any costs to achieve it. Who has a taste for the good things in life, tends to be a good organizer, has a thirst for knowledge, and who tends to have the respect of friends and acquaintances.

Some of Merce Rodoreda's challenges

While Merce Rodoreda has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Merce Rodoreda can be Emotional, Hesitant, Narcissistic, Standoffish, Impulsive, Careless, and Relentless.

Hesitant and Narcissistic

One of Merce Rodoreda's key challenges is that they are someone who can be hesitant and narcissistic.

Merce Rodoreda must also exercise caution as they can have a hard time reconciling wants and needs.

Relentless and Inflexible

Merce Rodoreda is someone who can be relentless, obsessive, and inflexible, who can be confrontational with work colleagues, can have difficulty communicating feelings and be somewhat reclusive, and who can be self-destructive, overindulgent, and extravagant.

Pleasure-seeking and Indecisive

Finally, Merce Rodoreda also can put others first too much, and hem-and-haw too much when making a decision.

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