Mariàngela VilallongaMariàngela Vilallonga, director of the Chair of Literary Heritage Maria Àngels Anglada-Carles Fages de Climent of the University of Girona and full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), participated on November 22 at the symposium that the Institute of Catalan Studies, together with this chair, dedicated to the figure and the work of the Catalan poet and journalist Carles Fages de Climent. Vilallonga presented the work “Fages de Climent, el paisatge i els clàssics” (Fages de Climent, the landscape and the classics).

Carles Fages de ClimentThe session was also attended by the specialist of his work Enric Pujol, with the conference “Història i nissaga dels Fages i els Climent” (history and lineage of Fages and Climent); Jordi Pla, who contributed the classic and noucentist features of the author; Antoni Cobos, who focused on his epigrams; Joan Ferrerós, who dedicated his work to the work as dramatist of Fages de Climent; Jordi Canet, who addressed his extensive correspondence; Anna Teixidor, whose work was based on his work as a journalist; Jaume Guillamet, who placed him in the Ampurdán and his legends; Nil Ventós, who placed him in Creus Cape, another one of his literary referents, and Maria Nunes, who traced the literary itinerary of Fages de Climent in Barcelona. The session ended with a dramatized reading of his collection of poems “Les bruixes de Llers” (The witches of Llers) by the Theatre Classroom of the University of Girona.

The symposium responded to the celebration of the Fages de Climent Year 2018, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of his death. Born in Figueres in 1902, the poet was a friend of Salvador Dalí, with whom he developed several cultural projects. Fages contributed to the literary mythification of his native region taking the Ampurdán, the Tramontana and his people as the basic theme of a multiple literary production.