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Presentation of the book “DEAR DOCTOR / DEAR MAESTRO", Josep Trueta and Pau Casals.

01/04/2009

Presentation of the book  “DEAR DOCTOR / DEAR MAESTRO", Josep Trueta and Pau Casals. At 7.30 p.m. on the coming April 1st, the Prat de la Riba Hall of the Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC) will host the presentation of the book “Estimat Doctor / Admirat Mestre” (“Dear Doctor/ Dear Maestro”), published by Acontravent.

The book is a compilation of 79 letters which have been preserved from the correspondence between Pau Casals and Josep Trueta, some on deposit in the Casals Fonds of the National Archive of Catalonia (ANC) and others in the Trueta Fonds of the National Library of Catalonia. This is an almost complete collection of letters, allowing one to follow the course of events such as the end of the war, Casals’ refusal to travel to England, the appointment of Dr. Trueba as professor at Oxford, the vicissitudes of the Nobel Prize campaigns or the Maestro’s state of health, always with Catalonia as a backdrop. Casals and Trueta maintained a close friendship at all times, full of mutual admiration and of hope for a better world.

Taking part in the presentation will be Amèlia Trueta, Dr. Trueta’s daughter; Pepa Domingo, director of the Pau Casals Foundation; Quim Torra, author of the book, and Salvador Giné, president of the Institute of Catalan Studies (IEC).

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