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Sergi Pàmies

Songs of Love and Rain

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Quaderns Crema

August 2013

192 pages

Short Stories

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French (Actes Sud)
Greek (Papyros)
Spanish Worldwide (Anagrama)
Audio (Storyside)

Original Title: Cançons d'amor i de pluja

The twenty-six short stories that make up Songs of Love and Rain are structured like a recital of emotions and reflections on vulnerability and on the most absurd of rituals of mature age. With a precise style, heavy with intensity, Sergi Pàmies reinterprets the cliches of archetypical romanticism and the servitudes of sentimental hypochondria. The prose and the tone, pure and restrained, seek a balance between causticity, vitality and melancholy. With these tools, Pàmies dives into the stagnant waters of love, dependence on inherited memory, grief for the absent and the pleasure of writing without knowing where the frontier lies between inventiveness and autobiography.

Praises

«Stories of brutal intensity. A book in which every detail has been worked out».
Julià Guillamon, La Vanguardia

«Pàmies’s vision is the vision of a born writer. Reading Pàmies is a vice. There are plenty of little jewels in his latest book. Sergi Pàmies, besides possessing an extraordinary vision, is also a good artisan, a man who dominates the craft like few others».
Joan de Sagarra, La Vanguardia

«I have read some of the stories in Sergi Pàmies’s Songs of Love and Rain, with its filigree of style and emotions, with tears in my eyes, and I have read others that have made me laugh a lot».
Jacinto Antón, Quadern, El País

«I am delighted to recommend this tender, ironic book, with its vapour of spirit».
Enric González, El Mundo

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English Sample Available

Details

Quaderns Crema

August 2013

1 pages

Short Stories

Translation Rights

French (Actes Sud)
Greek (Papyros)
Spanish Worldwide (Anagrama)
Audio (Storyside)