Josep Maria Carandell (Barcelona, 1934-2003), journalist, writer and philosopher. He studied philosophy in Barcelona, Hamburg and Munich and lived in various countries. His essays analyzed German culture with works about Herman Hesse and Peter Weiss among others. He also wrote about the social and cultural millieu of the city of Barcelona. He wrote books about the Plaça Reil, Parc Güell, the Pedrera, the Palau de la Músic Catalana. And he wrote a novel: Príncep (Prince – 1985).
During the last 15 years of his life, Carandell dedicated himself primarily to the study of the work of Gaudí. Also, he wrote poetry and for the theater while working intensely as a cultural journalist for La Vanguardia and Tele/eXpress. His work on German culture won him the Goethe Medal.
Web page: Xulio Ricardo Trigo for AELC.
Translation: Julie Wark.