Las ciudades del mar
Non-fiction , 1942
Josep Pla, one of the best chroniclers of the twentieth century, takes us for a walk through some of the most beautiful coastal towns in the Mediterranean.
“I confess that, for a few years now, my greatest illusion is the Mediterranean. We owe it—owe the Western world—all that we are” Josep Pla, an exceptional chronicler, transports us in Las ciudades del mar to the most beautiful destinations of the Mediterranean, and he does it so in time, because in these pages we visit the coasts of half a century ago, the sophisticated, clear and pure shores of the 40s.
Mallorca, Fornells, the Rosellón, Italy, the island of Elba, Sardinia, Sicily, Croatia, Istanbul and the Balkans charge, with the hand of one of the best prose writers of the twentieth century, a new magic and sophistication.