Author Archives: Ronald Puppo

About Ronald Puppo

Ronald Puppo is a research fellow at the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia, where he has taught translation and English studies since 1994. He has published in journals such as Babel, Catalan Review, Translation Review, and contributed chapters for volumes at Reichenberger and Routledge. He has translated several Catalan poets, notably Jacint Verdaguer (1845-1902) and Joan Maragall (1860-1911). His full-length, annotated translation of Verdaguer’s epic Mount Canigó: A tale of Catalonia was awarded the 2016 “Serra d’Or” Critics Prize for Research in Catalan Studies.

One Day of Life is Life: Joan Maragall

In this article we feature a video of translator Ronald Puppo talking about his forthcoming One Day of Life is Life: Joan Maragall (Fum d’Estampa Press), which contains selected poetry and prose of Joan Maragall (1860-1911) in a rigorously prepared, … Continue reading

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On Catalina Albert’s “Silent Souls”

Last year’s Catalan Review (Volume 33) included Ronald Puppo’s review of Kathleen McNerney’s edition and translation of Caterina Albert’s “Silent Souls” and Other Stories. His text recalls Francesca Bartrina’s key contribution to studies of Albert and we are pleased to … Continue reading

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Machine translation and the Kafkaesque

Errors resulting from MT, machine translation (traducció automàtica [ca], traducción automática [es]), based on English as an interlingua are more than just fodder for funny anecdotes. They point to the abundance of “contaminated” textual resources that undermine “a technological edifice … Continue reading

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Prolific literary translator Peter Bush to speak at CCCB (Barcelona) and UVic

Peter Bush, whose new English translation of Mercè Rodoreda’s La plaça del Diamant came out last year under the title In Diamond Square (London: Virago, 2013), will be giving the keynote speech titled El traductor i la síndrome d’Orwell at the XXII … Continue reading

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Interview with Ricard Viñas-de-Puig (East Carolina University)

Translation students and teachers were especially delighted to welcome Dr Ricard Viñas-de-Puig back to Vic, where he delivered his talk “Indigenous and endangered languages: Ethical and theoretical issues in linguistics” on 14 December. After completing his studies in Translation and … Continue reading

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