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The purity of a pig

Author: Carles Casajuana; Jennifer L Denhard
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©1996.
Series: Catalan studies, vol. 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Purity of a Pig is an economical but complex psychological novel, a skillful blend of tragedy and irony. It is the story of Sergi Vilalta, who is caught between his rigid principles as an uncompromising author and his overwhelming desire to write a novel in which all immoral acts are not only possible, but are perfectly natural, as manifestations of the vital human spirit. To fulfill his mission, Vilalta is  Read more...
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Casajuana, Carles, 1954-
Purity of a pig.
New York : P. Lang, ©1996
(OCoLC)606135777
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carles Casajuana; Jennifer L Denhard
ISBN: 0820427934 9780820427935
OCLC Number: 32469451
Description: 72 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Catalan studies, vol. 19.
Other Titles: Puresa del porc.
Responsibility: Carles Casajuana ; translated from the Catalan by Jennifer L. Denhard.

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The Purity of a Pig is an economical but complex psychological novel, a skillful blend of tragedy and irony. It is the story of Sergi Vilalta, who is caught between his rigid principles as an uncompromising author and his overwhelming desire to write a novel in which all immoral acts are not only possible, but are perfectly natural, as manifestations of the vital human spirit. To fulfill his mission, Vilalta is forced to accept a grant from a "beneficent" foundation, which he at first mistrusts and later learns to despise. The force of the unfolding tragedy is seasoned, if not tempered, by a subtly administered yet relentless send-up of the literary industry.

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