Josep Pla, a budding young writer, was studying law in Barcelona in .. sincero, con unos toques de humor que me han ganado, El cuaderno gris es uno . Amb a penes vint anys, Josep Pla accedeix als cercles socials de la Barcelona noucentista. Després d’abandonar els estudis de Medicina i començar Dret. Cuaderno gris, El. Un dietario. Título original: El quadern gris. Traducción de Dionisio Ridruejo y Gloria Ros. by Pla, Josep [Palafrugell, – Llofriu, ]: and.

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In fairness, at one point towards the end of the book Pla goes on a long soliloquy requesting that any theoretical josp consume the Gray Notebook in the same fashion which Pla created it, that is to say, in small bursts and over the course of months and even years. Apparently a classic since so few writers have written in the Catalonian language.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I enjoyed the a Josep Pla’s notebooks, detailing his 19th and 20th years, might seem incredibly precocious, but the introduction tells us that he came back to them as a much older, more established writer, fixing them up for posterity. Lists with This Book. Want to Read saving…. Mar 10, Nicholas During rated it it was amazing. Esta es la segunda vez que lo leo.


In any event it is pages I am glad to finish. Return to Book Page. College was boring in spots bad grjsthings ran amuck, money was scarce but still he spent most days on the townand eventually he graduates, but then can’t afford the diploma. Un Cauderno El quadern gris jossep, continued to be published and translated after his death. When he went back to the university in Barcelona, he seems to do the same.

El quadern gris.

En canvi, ara, he gaudit com un camell. The Gray Notebook is an attempt to follow that directive. Get to Know Us. Open Preview See a Problem? Trivia About The Gray Notebook. Not having abiding by his request, it may well be illegitimate for me to criticize it.

AmazonGlobal Ship Fris Internationally. You’re immediately struck by how much spare time people had a century ago. At twenty-one, Pla was nervous and lethargic, an obsessive writer and poor student, brilliant but taciturn and extremely insecure about his own talent. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Pla lived completely dedicated to writing. El quadern gris is a long book, and my brief reaction to it here in no way does it justice.

In any event it is pages I am glad to finish. Books by Josep Pla. Ostensibly a diary of a young man finishing, unwillingly and unhappily, his law degree and, more happily and enthusiastically, starting a career as a writer, Pla really worked on The Gray Notebook for over 40 years and only published in much later in life, reworked but not still in the form of a daily journal that makes it such an interesting and hard to explain work.


I’m not sure whether to compare this book to Boswell’s “Life of Samuel Johnson” or Anthony Bourdain’s entertaining round-the-world visits eating food in unlikely spots.

El quadern gris. by Josep Pla (2 star ratings)

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. D’aquests passatges “El Q. His books remain in print and both Spanish and Catalan critics have unanimously recognized him as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.

For every bit that was funny, or engaging, or lovely sounding, there is a lot of josdp and X and things that I had no particular interest in.

Explore the Home Plaa Guide. And what better world for a writer to describe than the world he knows best? Open Preview See a Problem?

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