No, that’s not Pasqual Maragall talking about his role in the vertiginous decline of the Catalan regional administration of which he is president (his proposed reshuffle last weekend was vetoed by all parties in the coalition, including his own), but his equally burbly nationalist grandfather, Joan.
The two Spanish publishers mentioned, Planeta and Anaya, have considerable Catalan-language collections. It would be nice to see them up there as well. Good to see they’re getting French bookeaucrat Jean-Nöel Jeanneney for tea and buns.
- Graves in Galician
Carlos Ferrera notes the bizarre preoccupations of Galician nationalist and regional deputy, Bieito Lobeira: If some catastrophe were to occur today that
- Google Print in Spanish is already substantially bigger than the RAE corpus
Do head-to-heads on Spanish words and you’ll find that the page count at Google Print averages around 30% more than the
- Catalan corruption
“The degree of corruption of most administrations is more or less equivalent in different times and circumstances…”
- In praise of virtual travel writing
Nice story here about underpaid author Thomas Kohnstamm, who wrote his Lonely planet guide without going to Columbia. (Or did he
- Amando de Miguel: “Badly translated English is threatening the structure of the Spanish language”
I tend to concentrate on the Catalanist language nuts because they’re closer to hand, but Madrid has its own share of