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He de pagar el meu vell preu, la mort,

Salvador Espriu, the humble Barcelona lawyer’s clerk, allows himself a moment in the limelight in this poem by putting his own name in the title. But the tone is more valedictory than celebratory, the poet is recording his feelings of approaching death (real or imagined, I do not know…) 237 more words

Durant el llarg estiu hem vist cremar molts boscos

Here is a poem in Catalan by Salvador Espriu. Espriu is usually held up as an example of a poet toiling in obscurity, motivated only by his art and with no desire for reward or recognition. 423 more words

All Of Us, Castellers - by Salvador Espriu

‘Castellers’ are the participants in a Catalan cultural phenomenon known as ‘Castells’ (Castles). This amazing tradition, begun in the 18th Century, involves teams of representatives from Catalan towns and villages competing against each other in the assembling and deassembling of incredible human towers. 296 more words


Salvador Espriu en esperanto

En la pausa estiuenca hem estat participant en algunes trobades esperantistes. Entre elles, destaca la ‘somera esperanto-studado’ a Martin, Eslovàquia. Es tracta d’una escola d’estiu de la llengua internacional, que està tenint un èxit notable. 345 more words


On Salvador Espriu.

Suffice it to say that when you read Espriu in Spanish instead of Catalan with the idea that you are reading a close approximation of his work, you lose the entire context in which he was writing.

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Edition Additions: Long overdue.

New to the library: Anne Carson’s If Not, Winter and Decreation, Salvador Espriu’s Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth, and Juan Rulfo’s The Plain in Flames.



Dalkey Archive Press Spring/Summer 2012 catalogue.

The Dalkey Archive Press Spring/Summer 2012 catalogue is out. [pdf, via Dalkey Archive Press]

Notable releases for me are Vlad by Carlos Fuentes, … 201 more words