Sunday, August 9, 2015

Tribute to Josep Pla i Casadevall 23.4.1994

This stamp was issued as a Tribute to Josep Pla of Spain.

Josep Pla i Casadevall (8 March 1897, Palafrugell, Girona - 23 April 1981, Llofriu, Girona) was a Catalan Spanish journalist and a popular author. As a journalist he worked in France, Italy, England, Germany and Russia, from where he wrote political and cultural chronicles in Catalan.

Pla lived a life completely dedicated to writing. The extent of his Obres Completes (Complete Works, 46 volumes and nearly 30,000 pages), which is a collection of all his journals, reports, articles, essays, biographies, novels, and some poems gives an idea of its daunting work schedule while complicating its chronological classification. Many of these pages are the fruit of a hard process of rewriting texts from his youth and weekly articles that were published in Destino for nearly 40 years, as well as hundreds of articles published in different newspapers and an abundance of correspondences.

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