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With this highly original collection of short stories, Catalonian writer Jaume Cabré takes his place among the masters of the form. In Winter Journey, the reader encounters disparate and often desperate characters—pianist, cuckold, whore, organ builder, rabbi, priest, scholar, thief, hitman, madman, Holocaust survivor, oligarch, failed artist—who challenge notions about wi ...more
Hardcover, 182 pages
Published January 15th 2010 by Swan Isle Press (first published January 1st 2000)
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Jordi
Mar 11, 2014 Jordi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“–Jo sí que em vaig equivocar –va fer ella al cap de mil silencis.
(...)
No es miraven perquè els feia por el dolor agut i fi dels esguards.”

Un llibre negríssim, bellíssim i devastador.

La meva ressenya, aquí: http://martorellnegre.blogspot.com.es...
Dewey
Jan 24, 2014 Dewey rated it it was amazing
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Jaume Cabre's Winter Journey, a collection of short stories, are based on the progression of a Schubert symphony (I believe it was a symphony), and the result is music for both the eyes and ears. Using this format, Cabre binds these stories together in ways both obvious and subtle and in instances where one doesn't always expect any relevance to be found. People with such different lives as a crazy, King Crimson loving Spaniard in Norway, 15th Century (or was it 16th century?) Jews from Lodz and ...more
Txe Polon
Tot i la tècnica i que alguns (com "Dos minuts", "Pols" o "Pac!") són molt i molt bons, altres dels contes d'aquest recull em deixen una mica fred, sovint per resultar-me una mica pedants, especialment pel que fa a les qüestions musicals. Però val la pena llegir el volum pels bons moments que té i per gaudir de com Cabré fa servir la nostra llengua.
Amy
May 30, 2010 Amy rated it really liked it
Translated by Patricia Lunn

This collection of short stories from Jaume Cabre is his first to be translated into English. Cabre is a Catalan author, teacher, and philologist. What is a philologist? Hopefully I’m not the only clueless one out there! A philologist is someone who studies the historical development of languages and literature. This aptitude for linguistics is especially apparent in Winter Journey in the way Cabre expresses dialogue, illustrates a character's inner thoughts, and descr
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Asier
Sep 07, 2014 Asier rated it it was amazing
Jaume Cabreren ipuin-bilduma. Bikaina. Jatorrizko katalanez irakurri dut.

14 ipuin dira. Ipuin beregainak, leku eta garai desberdinetan kokatutakoak eta estilo ezberdinetan idatzitakoak, baina euren artean hari finez jositako sarea ehuntzen du idazleak, batetik bestera etengabeko keinuak eginez, eta amaieran nolabaiteko osotasuna lortuz.

Ez dakit zergatik, baina tarteka "Obabakoak" gogoratu dit; antzeko zeozer daukate.

Bosnia eta Viena, Treblinka eta Oslo, Katalunia eta Amsterdam... idazleak Eur
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Ogs
Oct 19, 2015 Ogs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Opus pòstum ****
El testament **
L'esperança entre les mans *****
Dos minuts ***
Pols ****
Ulls de gemma *****
El somni de Gottfried Heinrich *****
Jo recordo ****
Finis coronat opus ****
Balada ****
Pac! ****
El rastre *****
La negociació ****
Winterrreise *****
(Epíleg *****)



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Jaume Cabré i Fabré (Barcelona, 1947) is a philologist and Catalan writer.

Graduated in Catalan Philology by the University of Barcelona, high-school professor in leave of absence and teacher to the University of Lleida, member of the Philological Section of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans.

During many years he has combined literary writing with teaching. He has also worked in the television and cin
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