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The first French translation of The Garden of the Seven Twilights published by Zulma

Literature.  Paris,  02/10/2015

After publishing the previous two volumes of this work by Miquel de Palol, Phrixos le fou (Phrixos the Fool, March 2013) and À bord du Googol (On Board the Googol, September 2013), the French publishing house Zulma is now publishing the third part and compiling the three books into one single volume: The Garden of the Seven Twilights. The specialist literary journal Transfuge lavishes praise on the work in an article by Damien Aubel, who claims that, “It is an incredible series of novels that fit together and are superimposed thanks to the author’s consummate mastery of suspense.”

The review in Transfuge calls the architecture of Miquel de Palol’s work “prodigious”, “a dance at the summit of the volcano of a global catastrophe”, in which over a hundred characters are mixed up in a story with multiple twists and against the backdrop of the Third World War.

For Aubel, “the work revives the great European novel of Brock, Mann or Musil”. “It is the agonizing decline of an interwar Europe”, which “exudes the last remains of humanism”. Miquel de Palol speaks of a culture that feels close to death with “a brilliant recapitulation of centuries of philosophy and concepts: God, history, reason …”.

Miquel de Palol’s book has already received effusive praise from the literary journal Transfuge

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The Institut Ramon Llull

is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

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