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Francesc Trabal

Quo Vadis, Sanchez?

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Quaderns Crema

January 1988

162 pages

Novel

Original Title: Quo Vadis, Sanchez?

“The entire work depends on parody: parody of the educational side of sport, on the one hand; on the other, parody of preoccupation (which modern pedagogy attempts to systematise) with the search for a vocation. All in all, the story of poor Sànchez is a kind of Wilhlem Meister treated with a grotesque tone of satirical buffoonery. It follows the years of apprenticeship of an unhappy man, seen through a prism of fine irony, that end up with the surprise of a totally unexpected vocation. The ending is a sort of apotheosis of a grotesque vision of human life in the deepest regions of insignificance and vulgarity… Beneath an outward appearance that seems modest and unpretentious, Francesc Trabal’s work is one of the most notable humoristic visions of aspects of modern life to have appeared in Catalan literature” (M. de Montoliu, La Veu de Catalunya, 5 abril 1932).

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