Dilluns ens estimaran, Najat El Hachmi
The black hole of men’s domination of women

Najat El Hachmi, who went down in history for winning the Ramon Llull Prize with El patriarca [The Patriarch] in 2008. It was the first time that a Moroccan...

Llibre. Per una educació en llibertat
Education as a tool for transformation

Per una educació en llibertat. Barcelona i l’escola. 1908-1979 [For an Education in Freedom. Barcelona and School. 1908-1979] is a collective work that...

simon
Barcelona: Tired History

Simón is a realistic novel about Barcelona, with an adventure novel component and elements of moderate criticism. Simón begins like Pimpinela...

Llibre: Joan Perucho i les edicions pop. L’aventura de Tàber, Julià Guillamon. Ajuntament de Barcelona, 2020
Joan Perucho, the pop editor

Perucho the pop editor is who is described in Joan Perucho i les edicions pop. L’aventura de Tàber [Joan Perucho and Pop Editions. Tàber’s Adventure]. This...

Llibre: Claudi Montañá. Estoy hablando de mi generación (Artículos 1972-1977), antologia i pròleg de Josep Maria Ripoll. Ajuntament de Barcelona, 2020
Claudi Montañá, the article as a work of art

Claudi Montañá was the most unique voice in music criticism in the seventies. Nobody could combine popular journalism with creative literature in their texts like he...

El sostre de miralls de la nova estructura que acull i reflecteix les parades dels Encants Vells, ara ubicats a l’Avinguda Meridiana i tocant a la plaça de les Glòries. © Rafael Vargas
Els Encants: The art of the autobiographical found object

Encants i miralls de Barcelona is a dream come true for its authors, the photographer Rafael Vargas and the writer Victoria Bermejo. Rarely, and without...

La tradición cosmopolita. Un noble e imperfecto ideal, Martha Nussbaum. Paidós, 2020
The dignity of being citizens of the world

Nussbaum traces the genealogy of the cosmopolitan tradition, which is rooted in the response given by Diogenes the Cynic when asked where he was from, to which he...

Cuando la riqueza se codeaba con el hambre. (Vida nocturna de la Barcelona de posguerra, 1939-1952), Paco Villar. Ajuntament de Barcelona, 2020
The city didn’t sleep, or didn’t want to

The lights and shadows of the 1940s and 1950s in Barcelona, collected in Paco Villar’s latest book. From the restaurants Los Caracoles on the street Escudellers to La...

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