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The word in exile (II). "Carles Riba: Aurores, creixeu!"
10.09.2010 - 10.09.2010
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The word in exile (II). II Edition of the poetry recital on exiled writers

Carles Riba: Aurora, grow!


Exile Memorial Museum of La Jonquera. September 10, 2010

Coordination and direction: Jordi Font and Roger Costa-Pau
In collaboration with: Institute of Catalan Letters, Department of Culture and Media.



Be implemented in collaboration with the Institution of Catalan Letters. This is to continue the activity that took place last September dedicated to writers exiled Catalans. This year is dedicated to the figure of Carles Riba.

September 10, 2010.


Carles Riba (1893-1959) Homer takes the aspects inherent to represent for him the bitter classicism should be promoted in a time of cultural crisis (like the now and now) besieging reality. Here the poet is reformulated the concept of humanism understood as an attitude linked to a specific vital function of culture: to unite differences, namely that of bringing together while also preserving as now-common values highest tradition. From a moralistic humanism is not, to the extent that poetry is a living experience in which the poet takes the ancient teaching Riba applies to defined (and known) himself and his time. Bearing in mind that in the context of a harsh reality of exile any "personal salvation" could also become "collective salvation" and therefore national. Elegies ... dignify want a homeland and deprived of freedom and cultural continuity that has been (and remains) is truncated and therefore effects on us that might be insurmountable. For Riba, and is a reflection that belongs to us-the experience of exile is equivalent to death, death understood as greater birth. Life, death and regeneration from death. R. CP


Program September 10, 2010:

19:00 h:
Greetings and Welcome, by Jordi Font and Roger Costa-Pau

19:15 pm:
Riba Universe
INAUGURAL LECTURE, by Vinyet Panyella.

Vinyet Panyella i Balcells (Sitges, 1954) is a writer, graduated in Catalan Philology from the University of Barcelona and a degree in librarianship. Between 1976 and 1983 served as head of the Historical Archives of Sitges, and until 1989 as Chief of Documentation, Library and Archives of the Parliament of Catalonia. From 1989 to 2004 was linked to the Library of Catalonia, first as deputy, then as manager, and later as director. He has served on various committees and international professional bodies such as LIBER, IFLA, Catalan PEN, AILLC (International Association of Catalan Language and Literature), NACS (North American Catalan Society), EFTA (Association of Writers in Catalan), Association Française des Catalanists, ACEC (Writers' Association of Catalonia). As a writer is the author of works on modernism, noucentisme, art and cultural history. Regular contributor to newspapers and magazines such as Avui, Serra d'Or, Revista de Catalunya, Cartipàs, La Vanguardia and L'Avenç.


 20:00 h:
Aurores, creixeu! (Aurora, grow!)
Poetry readings, by David Planas and Meritxell Yanes.


20:30 pm:
The sung word
Poemes de Clementina Arderiu and Carles Riba in charge of the coral Els Jonquets Municipal School of Music of Jonquera, led by Quim Mandado.


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