The origins of old age. Mind and reality

The origins of old age. Mind and reality

The reasoned passion of Marco Tulio Cicero in his plea in favor of old age De Senectute so that this stage of life is accepted and understood as a time where it is still possible to live and regenerate. Old age is perceived, as in antiquity, as a stage that separates us from the enjoyment of activities, which involves the progressive weakening of physical strength, the loss of pleasure or the siege of diseases; a stage shrouded in loneliness and claimed in some cases to social and family abandonment, as its members are not in a condition to care for their elders The fight against old age leads us to the ideal of immortality that modern societies consider attainable, beyond the myths of the elixir of eternal youth. The dialogue between Victòria Camps and Mario Satz will focus on reflecting on the art of aging, which has nothing to do with the scientific and technological advances that operate outside of us, but is born within us; it is about preparing to age well and to accept,...
Àfora Focus Edicions and Comanegra announce the Santa Eulàlia Prize for novels in Barcelona

Àfora Focus Edicions and Comanegra announce the Santa Eulàlia Prize for novels in Barcelona

Barcelona, 16 June 2022 The Comanegra publishing house and Àfora Focus Edicions have presented at the Teatre Romea the new literary prize for novels set in Barcelona. An award that they jointly promote dedicated to unpublished work in Catalan that aims to encourage creation linked to the city, to welcome the plurality of views that intersect and to encourage narrative talent. With a financial endowment of € 25,000, the Santa Eulàlia award ceremony will be held on February 12 at an event at the Teatre Romea and will be published in early March in the “Narratives” collection of Comanegra. The event was chaired by Daniel Martínez de Obregón, President of the Focus Group , and by Joan Sala, General Manager of the Comanegra publishing house. > who have explained how the proposal was born. Also speaking were Fèlix Riera, director of Àfora Focus Edicions , Jordi Puig, editorial director of Comanegrai and the president of the jury Francesco Ardolino. The Santa Eulàlia Prize...