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Maurici Pla

The Alchemy of the Alchemies Market

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Quaderns Crema

January 2011

152 pages

Novel

Original Title: L'alquímia del mercat d'alquímies

Maurici Pla is a notably singular writer. In this novel, using a technique parallel to the comic, with clear lines and a malicious and teasing humour, he explores the limits and the value of things and human relations, of trickery, fraud and stupefaction. Contained in a precise prose, The Alchemy of the Alchemies Market uncovers the swindle of the lead bullets that are so often sold to us as if they were pearls for a necklace.

Praises

«Maurici Pla is one of the most singular and disturbing voices on the current literary scene».
Núria Escur, La Vanguardia

«Pla was the creator of a very personal world, in which fiction coexisted with reality and autobiography».
Julià Guillamón, La Vanguardia

«The way Maurici Pla combines art, sex and drugs by means of the ambiguous and apparently innocent gaze of Alexander Kahn, with the right doses of caricature and hallucination, so that the texture of the novel combines with wisdom, irony and fable, is quite exceptional».
El Llibreter

«A novel that is hypnotic, brief and disturbing».
Màrius Serra, El Matí de Catalunya Ràdio

«A precise, rational and evocative prose».
Sam Abrams, Tendències, El Mundo

«A magnetic read».
Lídia Penelo, Público

“An intense and singular novel».
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