Five Leaves is pleased to announce two new titles of Catalan interest, published in association with the Anglo-Catalan Society, in conference round about now in Barcelona.
The first is Trueta, a playscript in Catalan and English by Angels Aymar, translated by Montserrat i Puig, about Josep Trueta. Trueta was a surgeon who developed new techniques in treating emergency treatment during the Spanish Civil War. Part of the play is set in a hospital during the war, the rest in England where he settled, not easily, in exile.
The second, Where the Rivers Meet: Jesus Moncada, edited by Kathryn Crameri, is the first book length study of this important Catalan writer, whose work has been compared to Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He is best known in the UK for his book The Towpath. The collection discusses many aspects of his work and includes two new translations from his fiction.
Both books are listed to the trade as being published in April but are available by mail order meantime from http://www.inpressbooks.co.uk/trueta_angels_aymar_i022189.aspx and http://www.inpressbooks.co.uk/where_the_rivers_meet_jesus_moncada_i022190.aspx
Fuller outlines of the books also appear at the above sites.