Vicenç PAGÈS JORDÀ

El poeta i altres contes

Proa, 2005

Awards

-Mercè Rodoreda Prize 2004

Synopsis

(The Poet and Other Stories) This book is not a unitary selection nor a disperse one, but all the opposite, since it is formed by series. There is, for example, the series of Unpublished Authors, new portraits (literary, but also photographic, thanks to the talented photographer Jordi Puig) of people who write, each with their biographies and their reasons to not publish. There is also a series that take place in each of the five traditional bars in les Rambles in Figueres. In each tale, the action takes its direction towards each of the five roads to leave the city.

Jaime Gil de Biedma wrote that he would have rather been a poem than a poet. In this selection of stories, a poet becomes a tale.

(Spain, Proa - Catalan)