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Final Judgements

Final Judgements

Current price: $19.95
Publication Date: November 25th, 2022
Fum d'Estampa Press
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Using the aphoristic tradition, less to establish truths than to undermine them, Joan Fuster questions the conceits contained in conventional wisdom. Final Judgements is a book of aphorisms that reveal moral and philosophical truths that are relevant to the universal human experience. Despite the seriousness of its subject matter, this book is laugh-out-loud funny, revealing that the best aphorisms strip language of its artifice and highlight its contradictions. The cumulative effect is a quintessentially Mediterranean kind of playfulness. Written between 1950 and 1960, this volume shows us Fuster at the pinnacle of his talent.

About the Author

JOAN FUSTER (1922–1992) is one of the most prolific and important essayists in the Catalan language. Fiercely against the Franco regime, he published over seventy books and wrote for newspapers, magazines, and literary journals.

MARY ANN NEWMAN is an award-winning translator from Catalan and Spanish and has published works by Quim Monzó, Xavier Rubert de Ventós, and Josep Carner. Her most recent translation is Private Life by Josep Maria de Sagarra.