Catalonia : A Self Portrait

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"Catalonia, a Self-Portrait" narrates a tale of tremendous literary and artistic achievement by a minority culture that thrives within the larger, dominant cultures of Spain and Europe. Some of the greatest names in Western art during this century have been Catalan. The architect Antoni Gaud', the painters Salvador Dal' and Joan Mir - the composers Enric Granados, Isaac Alb niz, and Frederic Mompou, the cellist Pablo Casals, and singers Victoria de los Angeles, Montserrat Caball, and Jos Carreras, among others, have commanded the attention of millions. "Catalonia's" writers, on the other hand, in particular those who opted to use the Catalan classics, as it were, deal with contemporary Catalonia and its people, including some of the outstanding figures named above. Grouped under the general headings 'Place', 'Time', and 'People', the writings convey the spirit of Catalonia and the more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 22mm | 399.17g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 2M.
  • 0253288835
  • 9780253288837

About Josep Miquel Sobrer

JOSEP MIQUEL SOBRER, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University, is author of L epica de la realitat, La doble soledat d Ausias March, and El libre dels oracles, and co-editor of The Singers Anthology of 20th-Century Spanish Songs."show more

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Preface and Acknowledgments Plan of Barcelona Map of Catalonia Introduction by J.M. Sobrer I. Place Carles Soldevila 15 The Art of Showing Barcelona Joan Amades 38 Stones and the Cult of the Dead Quim Monzo 55 Barcelona Beat Merce Rodoreda 71 Two Stories II. Time Baltasar Porcel 83 A Succinct Explanation of Catalonia for Castilians Jaume Vicens I Vives 95 The Catalans and the Minotaur Joan Fuster 106 Maragall and Unamuno, Face to Face Montserrat Roig 127 Catalans in Nazi Death Camps Salvador Espriu 146 Two Parables III. People Josep Pla 157 Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) Joseph Palau I Fabre 191 Picasso and Catalonia J.V. Foix 202 Three Painters and Four Colors Pere Calders 214 Two Stories Bibliography Index of Proper Names and Termsshow more

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