Josep Pedrals

About the book
There are poets for whom literature is a timeless space, and all of its forms present fundamental human dilemmas in equally vivid and effective ways. Josep Pedrals is one of such poets. His rhymed, rhythmical poems resemble the works of medieval troubadours. Or is the Catalan poet just playing with conventions, testing our tolerance of pathos and historical patina? Even so, his poems invite reflection on the limits of artistic experimentation and of the cult of the avant-garde that modernity has so insistently promoted.