JOAN TELLO BRUGAL  |  joantellobrugal@hotmail.com

A DIVERSE AND ECLECTIC LIFE 
  • PhD student of Comtemporary Philosophy and Classical Studies. University of Barcelona (Catalonia - Spain) | PhD Thesis: Joan Lluís Vives, Ad sapientiam introductio (Introduction to Wisdom). Introductory study, critical edition, translation, and commentary.
  • Master of Contemporary Thought and Classical Tradition. University of Barcelona (Catalonia - Spain) | Master Thesis: Joan Lluís Vives, Satellitium siue Symbola (El protector o Els símbols). Introductory study, critical edition, translation, notes and appendix.
  • Graduated with honors in Classical Studies. Autonomous University of Barcelona (Catalonia - Spain).
  • Languages: Catalan and Spanish (mother tongues); English (C2, qualified as a native speaker); Chinese (B2); Italian and French (intermediate); German and Japanese (beginner).
  • Researcher of Joan Lluís Vives and Renaissance Philosophy at the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) in 2010 and 2015.
  • Catalan teacher to foreign students at Escola Oficial d'Idiomes (Barcelona-Drassanes) for two years.
  • ICO Foundation Fellow at Beijing Foreign Studies University studying Chinese Language and Literature.
  • English teacher in China (Guangzhou and Shanghai) for three years.
  • Actor in China: Kunming (Yunnan Province) and Shanghai.
  • Writer and translator.
  • I have also attended courses in various fields at the University of Barcelona, ​​the Autonomous University of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra University: Chinese Classical Thought, Sanskrit Language and Literature, Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Literatures, Contemporary Thought, Thought and Crisis, Introduction to Sociology.
  • I have lived in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, India, Italy and China. I have also had brief stays in Germany, South Korea, Greece, Japan and Thailand.
  • I am currently living in Barcelona (Catalonia - Spain).
BOOKS


· JOAN LLUÍS VIVES, ON ASSISTING NEEDY PEOPLE (2009)



Bilingual Latin - Catalan edition.
Forewords by Charles E. Fantazzi and Josep Enric Rubio.
Translation, notes and Catalan edition by Joan Tello Brugal.

Original Latin title: De subuentione pauperum.
Original title in the Catalan edition: Joan Lluís Vives. L'assistència als pobres.

First edition: Fall 2009.
Pages: 420.

ISBN: 978-84-96563-85-8.
Publisher: Llibres de l'Índex - Ediciones La Tempestad.




· MARCUS AURELIUS' MEDITATIONS (2008)



Bilingual Greek-Catalan translationIntroduction, translation and notes by Joan Alberich i Mariné.
Reviewed by Joan Tello i Brugal.

Original Catalan title: Marc Aureli. Meditacions.
First edition: December 2008.
Pages:
 306.
ISBN: 978 - 84 - 96563 - 74 - 2.
Publisher: Llibres de l'Índex - Ediciones La Tempestad.
Cover image: Marcus Aurelius. National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona.









































· TO BE HUMAN, TO BE UNSTABLE (2008)





Original Spanish title: Ser humano, ser precario.
First edition: December 2008.
Pages: 112.
ISBN: 978 - 84 - 7948 - 093 - 6.
Publisher: Llibres de l'Índex - Ediciones La Tempestad.




















· THE MIDDLE KINGDOM (2008)
Living, studying and working two years in China































Originally written both in Catalan and Spanish.

Original Catalan title: El país del mig
First edition: May 2008
Pages: 276 + 8 (pictures)
ISBN: 978 - 84 - 96563 - 66 - 7

Original Spanish title: El país del medio
First edition: July 2008
Pages: 291 + 8 (visual materials)
ISBN: 978 - 84 - 79480 - 88 - 2

Publisher: Llibres de l'Índex - Ediciones La Tempestad.
































· THE ART OF STAGGERING (2006)











Original Catalan title: L'art de trontollar.
First edition: September 2006.
Pages: 168.
ISBN: 84 - 96563 - 29 - 4.
Publisher: Llibres de l'Índex - Ediciones La Tempestad.
REVIEWS









Reviews published in the magazine of the "Escola de Llibreria" (Bookstore Institute), Faculty of Library and Information Science, University of Barcelona.

· Erasme, Eduqueu els infants ben aviat en les lletres. Click on here.
· Italo Calvino, Per què llegir els clàssics. Click on here.
· Javier Miró, Manual de Autopublicación. Click on here.
· Javier Velaza (ed.), Antologia de la literatura llatina. Click on here.
· Mariana Eguaras, Publicar con calidad editorial: cuatro pilares de la producción de un libro. Click on here.
HUMAN NATURE




Peter Sellers in Being There (1979), directed by Hal Ashby. Quotation from Life and death of Peter Sellers (2004), directed by Stephen Hopkins.








The day the Earth stood still (1951), directed by Robert Wise.








Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), directed by Stanley Kubrick.