The Josep Pla Foundation The origins of the 20th century chronicler
The writer Josep Pla is one of the most important prose writers in Catalan literature of the 20th century. Despite his travels, he did not forget his native Palafrugell. For this reason, in 1973 he donated his library to a newly created organisation, the Josep Pla Library Private Foundation, linked to the municipality. Since 1995, this literary heritage is to be found in the house of the writer’s birth, the current headquarters of the Fundació Josep Pla (Josep Pla Foundation).
At 49, Carrer Nou de Palafrugell, where the journalist spent his early childhood, you can immerse yourself in the life and work of the author of El Carrer Estret. In addition to being the custodian of his personal library, the Foundation has a bibliographical collection specialising in Josep Pla which is continually updated. This is complemented by the material of the Documentation Centre, which includes the author's manuscripts and personal documentation, articles from the newspaper library, a collection of images and videos and an art collection.
Since 2000, a permanent exhibition about Josep Pla (1897-1981) has been on display at the house of his birth, a survey of the personal and professional journey of the writer framed within the historical context of the 20th century. It ends with a room that illustrates the process of creating El Quadern Gris, Pla’s masterpiece, from his first notes in the original manuscript to the first edition of the text.
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Take part in the literary tours, educational workshops and activities that connect landscape, cuisine and literature organised by the Josep Pla Foundation.