Kosmopolis 21

Experimental mythologies

Reading and discussion

Aina Huguet, Iris Llop, Artur Garcia Fuster, and Gemma Medina

Ray Bradbury: A Critical reading

  • Sunday 20 June, 18.00 - 19.15
  • Pati de les Dones
  • 3 €

A story, an actress, and three critics: Aina Huguet reads Ray Bradbury’s “The Veldt” (La sabana), and Iris Llop, Artur Garcia, and Gemma Medina (from the online magazine of literary criticism, La Lectora) squeeze the text from three different angles in order to extract as much juice from it as possible. Martí Sales, translator of the story, has devised this live exercise in critical reading in order to situate Bradbury and his imaginary, to detect his mechanisms, and understand how his fiction works. In “The Veldt”, the first story in the collection L’home il·lustrat (Enlightened Man – Males Herbes / Minotauro), automation plays a crucial, bewildering role in the relations between parents and children. If we look closely at the present, we will see what the future holds.

This session will also be streamed through the CCCB website.

With the collaboration of