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Frankfurt Book Fair—Saturday/Sunday

By Sophie Lewis  

I haven’t meant to leave out the parties, but the truth is that between late-running dinner conversations and early starts, I hadn’t been going to any worth writing about, until Friday night.

“Catalan culture” has been the “guest of honour” at the fair this year. Not a country but an “autonomous community,” with political and linguistic “issues” complicating its relationship with Spain and the rest of the world, Catalonia has much to prove. It has clearly thrown a lot of money into the fair and invested in some great design. Apart from beautiful thick information booklets about Catalan writers and…

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