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Interview with Miquel de Palol: On architecture, geometry, literature, nested narratives, the dodecahedron as a 3D table of contents, the soundtrack for his books, and the choice between Immanuel Kant and the Marquis de Sade

The Untranslated: How did your studies of architecture shape you as a writer?  Miquel de Palol: At the beginning of my youth, I made a life plan in which I envisioned architecture as a profession to earn a living and … Continue reading

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The Garden of Seven Twilights (El Jardí dels Set Crepuscles) by Miquel de Palol

Miquel de Palol’s debut novel is essentially a huge storytelling machine whose design has been inspired by such familiar classics as The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales, One Thousand and One Nights, The Manuscript Found in Saragossa, and The 120 Days … Continue reading

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Boötes (Bootes) by Miquel de Palol

Boötes is Miquel de Palol’s latest big novel in what can be now considered a loose trilogy about the Fragmentation Game. The other two novels, in the chronological order of the narrated events, are The Troiacord (El Troiacord) and The … Continue reading

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