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Welcome to my website. This website was founded primarily to share information about the Galician poet and translator Xosé María Díaz Castro.
But it has grown into a website that encompasses other Spanish poets who have made waves not only in their native Spain but across the world. This is largely because you cannot talk of Díaz Castro without talking of Galician literature. And you cannot speak of Galician literature without speaking of the Spanish literature it has influenced, and has been influenced by.
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There may be meanings and nuances lost in translation, but the popularity of foreign classics in translation endure. This is especially true when the translations have literary qualities of their own – think The Name of the Rose, The Reader and The Tin Drum. But it’s not just masterly translations of the classics that can… Read more »
In 1991, Galician Literature Day (Día de las Letras Gallegas in Spanish) was added to the calendar as a public holiday in all of Galicia. Since then, every year, a Galician poet, writer or dramatist has been chosen to be honored on the day. In 2014, Galician Literature Day chose to honor Xosé María Díaz… Read more »
Xosé María Díaz Castro (1914-1990) was a Spanish poet and translator who wrote in Galician and supported Galician literature, though he lived in Madrid. Honored in the 2014 Galician Literature Day, Díaz Castro has clearly been a major influence on modern Galician writers. Not only are his poems praised for their technical perfection, they also… Read more »