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The professor of Catalan philology, writer and translator, Salvador Oliva, has stated that "the two million pro-independence activists have been deceived" and has blamed "the press, television and power" for this.

30 May 2020

Salvador Oliva i Llinàs (Banyoles, December 6, 1942) is a retired translator, poet and university professor. He has a degree in Romance Philology and a PhD in Catalan Philology from the University of Barcelona. He was a professor at the University of Girona for almost forty years, until in 2013, being a professor of Catalan Philology, he retired. [1] In addition to all of William Shakespeare’s plays and poetry, he has translated works by W.H. Auden, Lewis Carroll, Dylan Thomas, Oscar Wilde, R.L. Stevenson, Washington Irving and Jean-Claude Grumberg.

The professor of Catalan philology, writer and translator, Salvador Oliva, has stated that “the two million pro-independence activists have been deceived” and has blamed “the press, television and power” for this.

Oliva stated that after the intervention of the Generalitat by the Spanish Government “it was a tremendous mistake not to intervene TV3” and warned that “Catalonia is heading towards total disaster”. “Vox was born thanks to the process,” he ruled.

“When Mas chose Puigdemont, I pinched myself. It couldn’t be,” he said, adding that “pro-independence politicians are only interested in power, they are not interested in language or culture.”

In his opinion, “culturally the country is dead” and recalled that “some time ago I attended a rehearsal where all the actors were enthusiastic about Pilar Rahola.” He also stated that “I was fired from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya by Laura Borràs”. “Shakespare would have had a vein with the process,” he concluded.

Oliva, who writes every Thursday in the cultural El Quadern of the newspaper El País, is a translator -specializing in Shakespeare’s sonnets- and author of more than a dozen works between essay and poetry such as “The rehumanization of art” (2015 ) and the verse novel “Fugitives” (1994).

https://cultura.e-noticies.cat/catalunya-va-cap-al-desastre-total-131194.html

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