© Arxiu Municipal de Palafrugell. Col·lecció María Fernández

Josep Pla and the cork civilization

A selection of historical photographs illustrating Josep Pla’s works which talk about the “cork civilization”, a term coined by the writer himself. The evolution of the manufacture of corks meant a real social and economic revolution in Palafrugell and the region. Josep Pla described the disappearance of the outdated lifestyles of the cork artisans and the social changes brought about by the new economic context. The books that talk about the afore mentioned are: ‘El quadern gris’ (‘The grey notebook’), ‘El meu país’ (‘My country’), ‘Homenots’, among others.

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