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Josep PlaJosep Pla in Paris
Catalan writer Josep Pla is known for his fiction work portraying his home and its people, especially from the Empordà, the area where he was born, but he was also an accomplished journalist and it is that part of his career that is examined in this exhibition.
The show has been produced by the Generalitat together with the Fundació Josep Pla and its aim is to reveal his vision of Europe while he was working as a reporter in countries including France, Italy, England and Germany from 1920 to 1940.
During this time, Pla worked as a correspondent for two Catalan newspapers, La Publicitat and La Veu, as well as the Madrid newspaper El Sol. While abroad, Pla made every effort to find out the 'realities' of the cities in which he was living, which included Paris, London, Rome and Athens. He read, met people and discussed local news with them. As well as his articles, he became the first modern travel writer in Catalan. This exhibition offers up a particular vision of Europe at a momentous time in the continent's history.