Using the aphoristic tradition, less to establish truths than to undermine them, Joan Fuster questions the conceits contained in conventional wisdom. Final Judgements is a book of aphorisms that reveal moral and philosophical truths that are relevant to the universal human experience. Despite the seriousness of its subject matter, this book is laugh-out-loud funny, revealing that the best aphorisms strip language of its artifice and highlight its contradictions. The cumulative effect is a quintessentially Mediterranean kind of playfulness. Written between 1950 and 1960, this volume shows us Fuster at the pinnacle of his talent.