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The Great Novel about Barcelona

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Quaderns Crema

August 1997

144 pages

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Spanish Worldwide (Anagrama)
Ucranian (Calvaria)
French (Jacqueline chambon)
German (Frnakfurter Verlag)

Original Title: La gran novel·la sobre Barcelona

That The Great Novel About Barcelona is a book of short stories confirms the fact that we cannot trust appearances. The fifteen stories that make up this intense narrative experience bring about a deep and perspicacious vision of many human passions. Love, the vices, fate and the perplexity of living in a happily chaotic world are subjects which, treated in a prose that steers clear of transcendence, allow the reader to enjoy the spectacle of a rare literary force, in which Sergi Pàmies achieves a perfect balance between the satisfaction of writing and the pleasure of reading.

Prizes

Premio de la Crítica Serra d’Or 1998

Praises

«Comical, satirical, without airs of grandeur».
Burkhard Scherer, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

«Pàmies’s vision does not become blurred by the vapours of revolt. No kind of prejudice stands in the way of that vision. That gives his writing – extremely carefully worked out, sparing, calculating – an undeniable efficacy».
Patrick Kéchichian, Le Monde

«Pámies makes out that everything is the way our eyes think it is. At the same time, with a vision that could be called evident, he upsets that perception and allows a host of details to come to the surface that shatter it into little bits».
Josep M. Fonalleras, El País

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Translation Rights

Spanish Worldwide (Anagrama)
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German (Frnakfurter Verlag)