José Carlos Llop: the Freedom of the Writer on his Island, by Anna María Iglesia

por | Ene 18, 2021 | José Carlos Llop: una conversación | 0 Comentarios

Like Borges,  José Carlos Llop wanted above all to be a poet—“I always wanted to be a poet and from a given moment onward I knew I was a poet. But one is a poet when one writes poetry. And at that very moment, I mean” —and like his admired Philip Larkin he was a librarían. His native Mallorca has something of Joseph Brodsky’s Venice about it and something of  the Trieste of Claudio Magris and of Italo Svevo, who was not a librarían but divided his day between writing and his job in the Bankers’ Union (l’Unione Bancaria). For in Llop’s Mallorca the great tradition of Mitteleuropa converges with Mediterranean culture, a convergence that is in turn inscribed in the pages of the translator, poet and narrator, now the subject of a long and extremely interesting interview conducted by Nadal Suau and Daniel Capó and published by Elba (José Carlos Llop: una conversación).

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Daniel Capó

Daniel Capó

Casado y padre de dos hijos, vivo en Mallorca, aunque he residido en muchos otros lugares. Estudié la carrera de Derecho y pensé en ser diplomático, pero me he terminado dedicando al mundo de los libros y del periodismo.

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