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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
News

A programme with some fifty activities at different points around Barcelona from 14 to 26 October.

It will be held at Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona on 10 October and the inaugural conference will be by Scottish writer Kate Clanchy.

It will take place from 2 to 5 October at libraries in Horta-Guinardó.

Literary Radar

Selection of local and international pieces on literature

“Why Should I Venerate?”: Walt Whitman at 200 |Los Angeles review of books| 06/10/2019

Review of "Why Should I Venerate" by Walt Whitman for its 200th birthday. 

Victor Hugo’s Most Underappreciated Work Is This Lavish Four-Story House |Electricliterature| 26/09/2019

Hauteville House, the home Victor Hugo decorated during his exile in Guernsey, is the key to fully understanding his work. 

How the #bookstagram movement has changed the way fiction is marketed, reviewed and read |Independent| 22/09/2019

Publishing literature on Instagra or Bookstagram is changing the face of the publishing industry, and how the book industry interacts with online iStock. 

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The 100 best books of the 21st century |The Guardian| 21/09/2019

A list of the 100 best dazzling debut novels, searing polemics and trailblazing memoirs by The Guardian

When Milton met Shakespeare: poet's notes on Bard appear to have been found |The Guardian| 16/09/2019

A copy of Shakespeare's first folio is found with notes by John Milton.

What Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments tells us about the state of feminism today | The Independent | 15/09/2019

Analysis from the feminist perspective of the new novel by Margaret Atwood The Testament, sequel to The Handsmaid's tale.

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