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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Refresh and try again. His liberal-conservative thought, skeptic and uncompromising, filled with irony and common sense, keeps sounding contemporary, completely current, even though it seems to contradict the current cultural establishment same as it did with its completely opposed antecessor.

The extent of his Obres Completes – Complete Works 46 volumes and nearly 40, pageswhich is a collection of all his journals, reports, articles, essays, biographies and both long and short novels.

Jun 09, Full Stop added it Shelves: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Share your thoughts with other customers. Return to Book Page. Open Preview See a Problem? And what better world for a writer to describe than the world he knows best? The Gray Notebook, by Josep Pla.

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 coastal village, as well as his time as a law student once the disease subsided. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Ostensibly a diary of a young man finishing, unwillingly and unhappily, his law degree and, more happily and enthusiastically, cuaderho 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.


Product details Paperback Publisher: Apparently a classic since so few writers have written in the Catalonian language. Pls Choose a language for shopping.

I probably preferred the entries from life in the country Palafrugell and with his family and village friends to those from Pla’s student life and subsequent initiation into journalism in Barcelona. Dice el propio Pla sobre el diario: In any event it is pages I am glad to ciaderno.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Jul 19, Ken rated it really liked it Shelves: Published January 4th by Destino first published The Gray Notebook by Josep Pla. As a journalist he worked in France, Italy, England, Germany and Russia, from where he wrote political and cultural chronicles in Catalan. No trivia or quizzes yet. His initial support for the Franco regime, and his liberal-conservative politics, led to his qualified rejection by the politically progressive Catalan literary community after the fall of Francoist Spain in the s.

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He also went back to the journal in his 60s and rewrote parts before publication. Pla lived completely dedicated to writing. That apparatus wasn’t necessary to my enjoyment or broad understanding of the book, but it wouldn’t have been superfluous, either. His books remain in print and both Spanish and Catalan critics have unanimously recognized him as one of the ggris writers of the 20th century.

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His hometown, his family and friends, and grie dinner he ate ever week. Y la edici’on de Destino es un lujo. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Pla lived completely dedicated to writing. In fairness, at one point towards the end of the book Pla goes on a long soliloquy requesting that any theoretical readers consume the Gray Notebook in the same fashion which Pla created it, that is to say, in small bursts and over the course of months and josel years.

I probably preferred the entries from Good book, on the whole, and the first book I’ve read all the way through in Catalan I’ve read bits and pieces of other books of Pla’s and a story or two by other writers.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. View all 4 comments. There is no plot to speak of, and nothing really happens, and that’s a tough task to set oneself, and to surmount it one would need to be an excessively brilliant writer, and I didn’t quite feel that Pla meets this high bar. Write a customer review.

The Gray Notebook by Josep Pla

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Mar 10, Nicholas During rated it it was amazing. Oddly, sex as well as women in general, at least once Pla’s university reopens is almost cuaaderno absent from the diary of this young man of letters notwithstanding a visit to a local cathouse or twoas are entries about other people’s books.

El diario de juventud de Josep Pla se asemeja a un buen brandy: I enjoyed the almost idyllic entries here and the many people we meet in Pla’s character sketches.

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Return to Book Page. The Gray Notebookfull of incident and humor and light, is pure pleasure to read: The extent of his Obres Completes – Complete Works 46 volumes and nearly 40, pageswhich is a collection of all his journals, reports, articles, essays, biographies and both long and short novels. The edition I read was a fairly cheap paperback with no introduction, notes, or index.

The second half of the book sees Pla back at university in Barcelona. For every bit that was funny, or engaging, or lovely sounding, there is a lot of gossip and X and things that I had no particular interest in. La sencillez con que Pla pone sobre el papel las ideas, recuerdos, impresiones, opiniones que le surgen en la cabeza es asombrosa. Want to Read saving…. En canvi, ara, he gaudit com un camell.

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