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  • Pere Gimferrer

    He began to study Arts and Law at the University of Barcelona but did not finish the degrees. He is one of the directors of the publishing house Seix Barral. He has translated into Spanish Ramon Llull, Ausiàs March, Beckett, Sade, Joan Brossa, and Gabriel Ferrater. Barcelona,...

  • J.V. Foix

    Barcelona, 1893-1987. Poet, journalist and essayistExiled in Ancestral TerritoryJ.V. Foix (Barcelona 1893-1987), decided to remain in Catalonia after the Civil War and to take over the family cake-shop business in Sarrià. Once an old town, but by then absorbed into Barcelona,...

  • Salvador Dalí

    Figueres, 1904-1989. Painter, sculptor, decorator and writer. The son of a notary, he studied at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes (School of Fine Arts) in Madrid where he lodged at the Students’ Residence and thus came into contact with the group of poets and artists...

  • Miquel de Palol

    El jardí dels set crepuscles I [The Garden of the Seven Twilights. Part I] Nuclear war strikes. The young descendant of a member of the elite class escapes from the anarchy reigning in Barcelona and the rest of the world to take refuge in an incomprehensibly luxurious castle...

  • Ponç Pons

    [...] On the one hand we have varied and heterogeneous sources of inspiration - or "pretext" (pre-text), as it might more aptly be named, one suggests - and, on the other, the application of this variety to equally diverse stylistic recipes. In effect, there is hardly a...

  • Josep Palau i Fabre

    Josep Palau i Fabre was born in Barcelona in 1917 into a family that moved in the art milieu (his father was a painter and decorator). Besides being a poet, playwright, short-story writer and essayist, he has written a great deal about painting and, in particular about Pablo...

  • Julià de Jòdar

    Julià de Jòdar (Badalona, 1942), has a degree in Chemical Engineering (1964) and another in Modern and Contemporary History (1973). He studied theatre at the Adrià Gual School of Dramatic Art, where he worked in Ricard Salvat's group in different productions, including...

  • Josep Pla

    The literary dimension of Josep Pla should be assessed on the basis of two qualities that have been essential in the modernisation of the Catalan language and in popularising the historical and cultural traditions of the country. His style combines touches of vernacular,...

  • Martí Domínguez

    The fact is that everything — or just about everything — is part of my literary activity. My interest in biology and history of art, my vocation as a journalist, my work as a novelist, all of it somehow links up and, from the different connections, I keep getting a written...

  • Josep Maria de Sagarra

    The childhood and adolescence of Josep Maria de Sagarra (Barcelona, 1894-1961) were spent in a house where "the ambience of remote existences remained present in smells, objects and even in customs". An "eighteenth-century mentality" permeated family life in the family mansion...