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Francesc Parcerisas

One Summer

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Quaderns Crema

July 2009

144 pages

Memoirs

Original Title: Un estiu

In the pages of this diary Francesc Parcerisas gathers together various and varied observations written one summer during walks, visits to relatives and friends and in moments of peace devoted to reading and writing. Here the summer months seem to proceed at a different rhythm. As in childhood memories, they provide the perfect backdrop for leisurely contemplation and forceful reflections: “Quite a few years ago, I who write these lines actually reached the end of the summer that I’m just beginning on these pages […]: I know how the story ends […], and that, contrary to what you might think, makes me into a god who has been evicted, ridiculous and powerless.” In this text – sharp, elegant, with touches of humour and, at times, breath-taking – Parcerisas once again enables the reader to take part in the process of giving sense to reality through writing.

Praises

«With One Summer, Parcerisas returns once again with the rich, tranquil prose of spiritual wisdom».
Jordi Amat, La Vanguardia

«This is one of the best texts in Catalan that I have read for several years».
Josep María Fonalleras, El Periódico de Catalunya

«Francesc Parcerisas is one of the most eminent names in Catalan poetry of the past four decades».
Jordi Llavina, El Punt Avui

«What a magnificent way of writing! One of the books of the year, of many years!».
Julià Guillamon, La Vanguardia

«The book is full of moments that are literarily joysome and suggestive».
El País

«The book captivated me from the opening paragraphs».
Jordi Llavina, El 3 de vuit

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Quaderns Crema

July 2009

1 pages

Memoirs