To commemorate the 125th anniversary of J. V. Foix’s birth, Edicions 62 has just published, in addition to the Diari 1918, a volume that contains the three books of verse poetry of the poet, three master works of the poetry of twentieth century: Sol, i de dol, Les irreals omegues and Onze Nadals i un Cap d’Any.
From March the 3rd, the retrospective exhibition «Diàbolo» about Joan Ponç, curated by Pilar Parcerisas, can be visited at Museu d’art modern de Céretand presents the work and the figure of this painter, who was a friend of J. V. Foix‘s and made two artist books with him.
Site: Museu d’art modern de Céret. 8, Bd Maréchal Joffre
Dates: From March the 3rd to May the 27tf 2018
Opoening hours: From 10 am to 17 pm.
With Diari 1918, says Jon Yates, Foix emerged as one of Europe’s most influential avant-garde poets and intellectuals. Venuti’s fluid translation from Catalan of prose poems brings closer Foix’s work to the English-speaking public.
Here you can read the press release.
The book includes a series of texts whose origin is previous or subsequent to the mythical 1918, and which were initially intended to come up to 365, the same number as that of Llull’s proverbs in his Llibre d’Amic e Amat.
In number 300 of Revista de Catalunya, second stage, we can read, among others, an article by J. V. Foix published in the first issue of the same journal in 1924, as well as an unpublished text of his about Josep Pla introduced by Xavier Pla: «Elogi de la prosa poètica. un text inèdit de J. V. Foix sobre Josep Pla de l’any 1953», p. 187-198.
Here you can read the complete text.
«El dret democràtic i el dret nacional», by J. V. Foix.
Diumenge 4 de febrer, a la Basílica de Santa Maria, de Castelló d’Empúries, el Cor i l’Orquestra de l’Empordà, dirigits per Carles Coll i Costa i Montserrat Bonet, interpretaran la cantata de Narcís Bonet inspirada en el poema «Ho sap tothom, i és profecia», de J. V. Foix i el Rèquiem de Mozart.
Dia i hora: diumenge 4 de febrer a les 18.00 h
Lloc: Basílica de Santa Maria de Castelló d’Empúries