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Barcelona bullia, tot era un sofregit de grandesa i de campi qui pugui

Josep Mª de Sagarra

Barcelona és la ciutat que crida, que maquina, que lluita i que enamora

Irene Polo

Me sentí conmovido en aquella ciudad hermosa, lunática e indescifrable

Gabriel García Márquez

Por primera vez me sentía suelta y libre en la ciudad

Carmen Laforet

It was the first time that I had ever been in a town where the working class was in the saddle

George Orwell

Je vis scintiller à mes pieds, pareille à un grand morceau de quartz fracassé, une cité méditerranéenne

Simone de Beauvoir

La ville oscillait entre l’insurrection et la fête populaire

Mathias Énard

Ets rígida i espessa perquè estàs en ordre de batalla

Josep Carner

Abaixeu, si escriviu, les persianes!

J. V. Foix

Barcelona! Ho tenim tot i no som ditxosos

Francesc Pujols

Vieron el mar, hasta entonces dellos no visto

Miguel de Cervantes

The activity will be held on Tuesday 28 May at 7:30 pm at the +Bernat bookshop.

It is called ‘La xarxa al bosc’ and is at the new headquarters of the Foundation named after the poet, playwright and fine artist.

The space is sharing its 'Col·lecció Microscòpica' through 18 May, with volumes dating from the 16th century to present day.

Literary Radar

Selection of local and international pieces on literature

40 books to read before you die, from A Clockwork Orange to Pride and Prejudice | Independent | 27/04/2019

Losing yourself in a great novel is one of life's most enduring and dependable joys. 



Brexit in fiction: How literature latches on to the theme of political divisions | Independent | 22/04/2019

For centuries, writers have been talking about the mess of social, political and geographical divisions. 



Why Harry Potter and Paddington Bear are essential reading … for grown-ups | The Guardian | 20/04/2019

Doctor Katherine Rundell, from Oxford University, argues that children's literature offers unique insights and distinctive imaginative experiences to adults. 


What Pulitzer Prize-Nominated Books Should You Read First? | The New York Times | 16/04/2019

Discover the 15 finalists of the Pulitzer Prizes, which honor excellence in journalism, arts and letters. 



Barcelona reads: The literary cafés and restaurants of this city | The New Barcelona Post | 10/04/19

Discover the best cafes and restaurants in Barcelona where you can spend some time among books

The Catalan Paradox, Part II: Conversation with Translator Mary Ann Newman | Los Angeles Review of Books | 28/03/19

An interview with Mary Ann Newman, director of the Farragut Fund for Catalan Culture and translator of Josep Maria de Sagarra, Quim Monzó and others....