Category Archives: English


KISS is a well-known dictum in English about writing clearly. This involves using a direct style, addressing the reader, with active verbs, personal subjects, unambiguous vocabulary, common words and short sentences. Adopting a simple style is considered a priority in … Continue reading

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El color de la traducció

Aquesta és la primera de les tres pàgines de bibliografia que Marià Manent afegeix al final de les seves “interpretacions” de poesia xinesa al castellà que publica el 1942 sota el títol El color de la vida. Durant gran part … Continue reading

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I didn’t use(d) to worry about these things

In a sentence like the one in the title, which is correct,”use” or “used”? The answer is that both are correct, but not everybody agrees about this. Going into more detail, let me start by quoting some authorities. I have selected … Continue reading

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When language can be murder

As a young man, Sydney Silverman spent three years in jail doing hard labour as a result of his conscientious objection to fighting in the First World War. The 8th October is the anniversary of the birth of this radical … Continue reading

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“Ànimes mudes” i altres contes

Les lectores de Caterina Albert estan de celebració per la publicació, en dos llibres paral·lels (original i traducció), d’una nova antologia de textos de l’autora empordanesa. Els llibres, d’edició rústica, elegants i còmodes, porten la mateixa il·lustració a la portada, … Continue reading

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