Manuel de Pedrolo was born in l’Aranyò – a small town situated about one hundred kilometres north west of Barcelona – and was the last descendent of a Catalan family with an aristocratic background dating back to the 16th century. He lost his mother to labour complications following the birth of his younger brother Ramon. They were both brought up by his father and his deceased mother’s younger sister, the former being a law graduate, the latter coming from a well-educated and powerful family in Tàrrega. Even though this aristocratic upbringing had some positive impact on Pedrolo’s future career – the family library provided him with access to the works of Pio Baroja, Valle-Inclán, William Faulkner, Alfred Dö…
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Fernández, Pedro. "Manuel Pedrolo". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 November 2015
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