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Quim Monzó (24 de marzu de , Barcelona) ye un escritor, traductor y El perquè de tot plegat y Guadalajara respeutivamente, el Premiu de Novela El. 22 Febr. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the El perquè de tot plegat by Quim Monzó at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. 8 Quim Monzó, El perqué de tot plegat, Barcelona, Quaderns Crema, 6 Only a few arbitrary signs allow the reader to identify Monzó’s urban landscape as.

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Catorze ciutats comptant-hi Brooklyn By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. She says that both nights they have spent together he has only talked about himself and has never asked about her, about who she is or what she does. It is to the extent that he fails in his attempt to cry, which confirms that commodification has occupied his very inner self, which he succeeds in disrupting this commofidifying process.

Second, landmarks were necessary to give a distinctive personality to streets and neighborhoods. Along the story, he is characterized as: He even acknowledges the difficulty of describing the place:. Then he marries her, they have two children and the story ends enigmatically one morning while he is getting in his car:. Winner of the Premi Prudenci Bertrana On the other hand, if the narratives remain outside commodification, then they are also inaccurate accounts, as they constitute the proof that commodification is not absolute.

Scientology and the Aftermath. Uf, va dir ell Hotel Intercontinental But, all of a sudden, he realizes that the woman sitting next to him is not his wife, that he has never owned a pet, and that that is not his house. For example, a hotel room:. Thus, this inherent tension between the unidentified characters and spaces and the highly particularizing language of the stories can be interpreted as an attempt to create an imaginary of Barcelona and Catalonia as fully globalized places that still maintain a vernacular language.

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But these two options entail a paradox. Contents – Previous document – Next document. On the other hand, to monumentalize the periphery referred to two specific things.

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Then he sits on the couch to work on a crossword while she begins to watch TV. The undecidability contained in them asserts the impossibility of escaping commodification but also posits an internal and contradictory limit to it represented by the very existence of the stories. Meanwhile, a neighbor is killed and, after some panic and screams, the other neighbors in the building attribute the crime to the firemen, who perqur offer a plausible alibi tor their defense.

His other prose maintains this humor. Astounded, he wonders how he could possibly miss these changes and why the strange woman is acting so normal as if df was his wife. The title of this collection, Guadalajaraalthough inspired by the well-known Mariachi song, even enigmatically alludes to two other cities, the homonymous cities in Spain and Mexico.

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It is a square that bears the name of a general from a couple of centuries ago, with a big, twisted tree in its center, on top of which two kids are playing to make the other fall, and where no street ends except for the one they come from. Edicions 62,p. His failure to cry corroborates the expansion of commodification and at the same time tears it apart. But, in their very constitution as residues, they set, if not an outside, at least an internal limit to commodification, which consequently uncovers it as a historical — not inexorable or inescapable — process.

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He says that he had never realized how self-centered he could be and that he cannot stand egotistic people. He knows that he is not suffering amnesia, perqje he can perfectly remember his real wife.

In he wrote and read the opening speech at the Frankfurt Book Fairthe year in which Catalan culture was the guest. Els carrers tenen noms desconeguts per la majoria de ciutadants, mmonzo inclosos.

The dog and the woman welcome him, he mnozo his hand, she kisses his lips. El millor dels mons A trilingual publication promoting a transcultural approach in the humanities and literature. He lives in Barcelona and publishes regularly in La Qyim. Then, two firemen go to rescue him but get stuck in the same circle. Translated by Peter Bush. He looks out the window and sees the same landscape he would see from his house. No overall demolition was necessary — only a sensitive intervention in concrete points.

Also, this collection is divided in three parts titled with oblique allusions to Barcelona: