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The Last Book of Sergi Pàmies

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Quaderns Crema

January 2000

152 pages

Short Stories

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Spanish Worldwide (Anagrama)

Original Title: L'últim llibre de Sergi Pàmies

The Last Book of Sergi Pàmies contains nine tales brought together by a precise, sober style. The family, fear and death are the protagonists of this intense reflection on the threat of portents and the attraction of desires. From the present to the future, from parents to children, from the effervescence of love to the routine of loneliness, from success to failure, the characters in these stories do their utmost to overcome the embarrassment and the panic which often make them prefer the path of what is most convenient to the promise of happiness. Biting and restrained, Sergi Pàmies’s prose portrays the complexity of spiritual and mental mechanics which, thanks to an armour of distancing, irony and perplexity, help to mask both joy and pain.

Praises

«Amongst the best he has ever written».
Julià Guillamon, La Vanguardia

«Better than anyone else, Pàmies knows how to turn life into literature».
Xavier Moret, El País

«Nine telling tales that link together truthful and lucid thoughts about death and disease, about fear and suffering, about identity, writing and fiction».
Manel Ollé, El Periódico

«Pàmies at his most sincere, exorcising his terrors, our terrors, transforming them into literature».
David Castillo, Avui

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