Creixer amb Poe

Translated title of the contribution: Overcoming Poe

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Review translated from the original in Catalan: AN OPPORTUNE INVITATION TO DISCOVER POE AND MELVILLE. The interpretation, so personal and so thorough, that Gil has made of the works of Edgar Allan Poe (and Melville, too) is a hit. By MIQUEL RAYÓ, writer and literary critic. Published Thursday, April 24, 2008 in the Bellver section of the newspaper Diario de Mallorca.

M. Pilar Gil publishes her first novel with the endorsement of being the winner of the 34th Joaquim Ruyra Prize for Young Readers: Créixer amb Poe.
A very interesting work, and in this case the adjective is completely appropriate. Gil is a chemist, but she writes. She is a scientist, but she reads. The interpretation, so personal and so thorough (or so it seems), of the works of Edgar Allan Poe (and Melville, too) is a testament to her intelligence and her sensibility.

The story that she offers us is one of those that you can read all at once, and its main attractions are the interests and dialogues of its genuine characters (normal, likeable, and intelligent people), the progressive presentation of secondary characters (few but appropriate), its mysterious data and facts, and the progress of the process of research, not at all hectic but exciting, related to Poe's literary works and maritime events and myths. All this pertains to an obsession to question and solve: to what extent does a writer have the power to condition our own lives?
Translated title of the contributionOvercoming Poe
Original languageCatalan
Place of PublicationBarcelona
PublisherEditorial La Galera
Number of pages140
ISBN (Print)9788424629458
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008


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