Sun. Feb 23rd, 2020

A thousand reasons to enter the bookstores

Do you have a plan for these days? Alienated (or not) from the political bustle, the Catalan bookstores They offer their proposals. On the one hand, at their tables news. On the other, converted into active cultural centers, they organize presentations, festivals, conferences, courses, concerts, projections … Follow a (brief) selection of some ideas to fill the mind in these tumultuous days in which thinking becomes more necessary than ever .

Two special events dominate the diary. On the one hand, the celebration of the sixth anniversary of the Nolegiu, in Poblenou, which coincides with the start of the works of what will be its second headquarters, in the Clot neighborhood. On the other, the Latin American Lata Peinada festival, in the Raval.

The NoLlegiu celebrates anniversary with David Trueba and a reading in three languages ​​of the Comedy from Dante

On Sunday 27, the NoLlegiu (c / Pons i Subirà, 3) presents, with dj and vermouth, a reading in three languages ​​of the Comedy of Dante, in the voices of Marilena de Chiara (Italian), José María Micó (Spanish ) and Jordi Brau (Catalan). In the afternoon, at 5:00 p.m., before the Manuel Arranz library, dialogue with David Trueba about his novel The Dirty River Falls (Siruela).

On Friday 25 and Saturday 26, the Lata Peinada bookstore (Verge, 10), opened six months ago, celebrates its first Latin American Literature Festival, with talks and workshops with names such as writers Santiago Roncagliolo, Matías Néspolo, Juan Pablo Villalobos, Edgardo Dobry, Ana Basualdo, Nora Catelli, Mónica Ojeda, Begoña Ugalde, Luna Miguel, Ariana Harwicz, Eduardo Ruiz Sosa, Robert Juan-Cantavella and an end of party (Saturday, 8.30pm) with the Argentine musical duo La Loba.

Can't wait? Well, today, Tuesday 22 (19.30), in La Tribu (Pons i Gallarza, 30), a bookshop opened last April in the district of Sant Andreu, is presented on feixisme, l'exili and censorship (Rosa dels Vents ), a book of stories and articles by Pere Calders, written between 1933 and 1994, which deal with such current issues as the tension between democracy and authoritarianism, xenophobia, immigration, repression or abuse of the Catalan language. He is presented by his daughter, Tessa Calders, and his granddaughter, Diana Coromines.

Today also, at the 22nd of Girona (Hortes, 22), the cycle that Nobel Professor Bob Dylan has taught at the UdG Àngel Quintana ends (18 h). The theme is The never ending tour. The keys of the legend and the biopic I’m not here of Todd Haynes will be screened. In Tarragona, La Capona (Gasòmetre, 43) hosts the presentation (19.30 h) of Paraules that you will understand by Xavier Bosch. Meanwhile, in Barcelona, ​​at the Usher House (Santaló, 79), in the district of Sant Gervasi, that wise man named Mauricio Wiesenthal speaks (19 h) about his admired Stefan Zweig. And, in La Central del Raval (Elisabets, 6) begins (18.30, with registration) the course of Jordanian Esther based on the History of sexuality by Michel Foucault.

La Central (Mallorca, 237) presents, tomorrow Wednesday 23 (129 h), Sigmund Freud. A trip to the depths of self (Schackleton) by Marc Pepiol Martí. And, the next day, Juan Pablo Villalobos and Anna Soldevila will chat (19 h) with the Argentine Pedro Mairal, who, after the success of La Uruguaya, offers Brief Eternal Loves (Destiny), stories about how men face their romantic relationships.

At La Central del Raval, on Friday 25 (7 p.m.), teachers are honored in the presentation of the book Waiting, we don't know what. On the profession of professor (Candaya) of the philosopher Jorge Larrosa.

To understand the rebellious spirit of the times, on Monday 28 (7 p.m.) at the Fnac Triangle (Plaza Catalunya, 4), it is presented Breaking down the walls (Roca), collective work of Rosa María Artal, Javier Valenzuela, José Antonio Pérez Tapias , Lourdes Lucía, Pedro de Alzaga, Violeta Assiego, Javier Pérez de Albéniz, Carmen Madorrán Ayerra, Pablo Bustinduy and Àngels Martínez Castells where the authors will talk about the walls of injustice that prevail after the fall of Berlin.

In Documenta (Pau Claris, 144), on Friday 25 (19 h) Mercedes Abad presents Sensitive Anatomy (Foam Pages) by Andrés Neuman, who has written a literary celebration of the body, “a defense of imperfection and its alternative beauties, through a poetic, political and erotic journey through the subject we are ”.

In Laie (Pau Claris, 85), this Saturday 26 (11 h) a course is presented to form booktubers, aimed at children and young people between 10 and 17 years, which would take place in November. Before, on Thursday 24, there will be presented (19.30 h) Sexpeare (Cossetània) by Rosa Maria Martínez Ascaso, where the author will analyze with Genís Sinca how the Bard treats the themes of sex and love in her works.

Among the novelties, each one will find the one that attracts the most attention. If you want to discover or deepen the brand-new Nobel prizes, waiting for the publication, tomorrow Wednesday 23, of Los errantes (Anagrama / Rata) of the Polish Olga Tokarczuk, you can read his previous works, On the bones of the dead and a place called yesteryear. Of the Austrian Peter Handke, his classics as The fear of the goalkeeper to the penalty, The hornets or History of a pencil, the most recent The great fall or the essay Handke and Spain of Cecilia Dreymüller. And the stories of Lamento, what happened to Richard Ford and A too big heart of Eider Rodríguez, as well as the novels Six ways to die in Texas by Marina Perezagua, Rodrigo Fresán's remembered part, Juan's Sound Barrier, are also recommended Trejo, Normal people of Sally Rooney, The dog of Pilar Quintana, The years of Annie Ernaux, Memories of the future of Siri Hustvedt or The flap of Philippe Lançon.

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