This event is part of a mini-symposium on Spanish literatures, "Translating the Literatures of Spain: The Gray Notebook and Beyond." Please join us for the following events on February 3rd at the University of Chicago: Tuesday, February 3, 12-1:30pm "Editing Translation – The Case of The Gray Notebook" (Open to public; students in Creative Writing and Romance Languages highly encouraged to attend) Logan Center, Room 801 Workshop participants to consider drafts and edits of passages from Josep Pla's The Gray Notebook as well as published versions in French and Spanish. Tuesday, February 3, 6 pm "On Becoming a Writer - Lecture on Josep Pla's The Gray Notebook" Logan Center, Seminar Terrace Room Josep Pla wrote his astonishing diary in 1918-1919 when he was twenty-one though it was only published in the 1966. He describes life in Barcelona and on the Costa Brava and the process of becoming a writer in a language that was both stateless and non-standardized yet with a tradition dating back to the Middle Ages This is the first work by Pla, a major European writer, to be translated into English.
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