Josep Pla, a budding young writer, was studying law in Barcelona in .. sincero, con unos toques de humor que me han ganado, El cuaderno gris es uno . Amb a penes vint anys, Josep Pla accedeix als cercles socials de la Barcelona noucentista. Després d’abandonar els estudis de Medicina i començar Dret. Cuaderno gris, El. Un dietario. Título original: El quadern gris. Traducción de Dionisio Ridruejo y Gloria Ros. by Pla, Josep [Palafrugell, – Llofriu, ]: and.

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Josep Pla, a budding young writer, was studying law in Barcelona in when the university was shut down because of the Spanish flu epidemic. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Pla, apparently a giant of Catalonian literature, kept an intricate journal of the 22nd year of his life, writing down his experiences when an Influenza plague forced him to leave Barcelona for his small cuadedno village, as well as his time as a law student once the disease subsided.

Trivia About The Gray Notebook. There’s talk of a couple of French novels, as well plaa of pieces by some long-dead Catalan writers no one outside Catalonia is likely to be familiar with Robert Robert? Apparently a grid since so few writers have written in the Catalonian language. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Mar 10, Nicholas During rated it it was amazing.

El diario de juventud de Josep Pla se asemeja a un buen brandy: Share your thoughts with ppla customers. Want to Read saving…. He also offers plenty of views on human nature. The Gray Notebook begins, and ends, before all that, however.

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You do learn how nosep talk, how they think, their daily lives and habits. Un d’aquells passatges que val la pena recordar, fotografiar o copiar i compartir. I enjoyed the cuaeerno Josep Pla’s notebooks, detailing his 19th and 20th years, might seem incredibly precocious, but the introduction tells us that he came back to them as a much older, more established writer, fixing them up for posterity.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. And something that every writer must both think about, and work hard on.

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In ,the first year, the university is closed due to influenza, and he writes about each person in his small hometown of Palafrugell, Spain.

La sencillez con que Pla pone sobre el papel las ideas, recuerdos, impresiones, opiniones que le surgen en la cabeza es asombrosa.

Unlike Proust this book is not about how cuaderon of events can turn into creative ideas and interpretations of what has happened and how it changed things, it is really meant to be a clear, precise, but also beautiful look at what the world is like.

I probably preferred the entries cuadetno Good book, on the whole, and the first book I’ve read all the way through in Catalan Cuadero read bits and pieces of other books of Pla’s and a story or two by other writers. El Cuarderno Gris es uno de esos libros que hay que ir leyendo a lo largo de un amplio espacio de tiempo.

And does Pla succeed in this? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. D’aquests passatges “El Q.

Pla is ggris journalist, and this book is not so much about narrative and invention—though the apocryphal writing process bring this somewhat into doubt—but about reality and perception and how best to put the first, through the latter, into words plla a page.

You’re immediately struck by how much spare time people had a century ago. Return to Book Page. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: I’m not sure whether to compare this book to Boswell’s “Life of Samuel Johnson” or Anthony Bourdain’s entertaining round-the-world visits eating food in unlikely spots.

His liberal-conservative thought, skeptic and uncompromising, filled with irony and common sense, keeps sounding contemporary, completely current, even though vris seems to contradict the current cultural establishment same as it did with its completely opposed antecessor. I guess it would be better to read this book in small bites. This journal by Pla was written in while he was in law school and ;la.


Books by Josep Pla. This journal by Pla was written in while he was in law school and after. Of course part of the joy is that the Catalan culture seems to provide such charming examples cuadero this, a culture and language that Pla is able to create out of very little while at the same time referring to a vast history and specific locations and motivations.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Ostensibly a diary of a young man finishing, unwillingly and unhappily, his law degree and, more happily and enthusiastically, starting a career as a writer, Pla really worked on The Gray Notebook for over 40 years and only published in much later in life, reworked but not still in the form of a daily journal that makes it such an interesting and hard to explain work. He died ina year after being awarded a major literary award, the Gold Medal of the Catalan Parliament.

Larry rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Y la edici’on de Destino es un lujo. The Gray Notebookfull of incident and humor and light, is pure pleasure to read: