Maria Mercè Marçal

Translator, Award Winner

1952 – 1998

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Who was Maria Mercè Marçal?

Maria Mercè Marçal i Serra was a Spanish poet, professor, writer and translator.

She spent her childhood in Ivars d'Urgell. She went to high-school in Lleida and studied Literature at the University of Barcelona. In 1972 she was driven by circumstances to marry the poet Ramon Pinyol Balasch. They separated some time afterwards.

She translated into Catalan books by Colette, Marguerite Yourcenar, Anna Akhmatova, Marina Tsvetaeva, Baudelaire and Leonor Fini.

Marina Rossell, Teresa Rebull, Ramon Muntaner, Txiqui Berraondo, Maria del Mar Bonet, Celdoni Fonoll and Gisela Bellsolà sing her poems. She died of cancer aged 45.

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Born
Nov 13, 1952
Ivars d'Urgell
Also known as
  • Maria Merce Marcal
  • Maria Mercè Marçal i Serra
Spouses
Nationality
  • Spain
Profession
Education
  • University of Barcelona
    Classical philology
Died
Jul 5, 1998
Barcelona

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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