Montserrat Abelló i Soler

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Montserrat Abelló i Soler
Montserrat Abelló
Montserrat Abelló i Soler

(1918-02-01)February 1, 1918
DiedSeptember 9, 2014(2014-09-09) (aged 96)
OccupationPoet, translator
Years active1963–2014

Montserrat Abelló i Soler (February 1, 1918 – September 9, 2014)[1] was a Catalan poet and translator. During the Spanish Civil War, she lived in exile in France, England and Chile.


English to Catalan[edit]

A graduate in English philology, Abelló i Soler has produced a number of notable translations into Catalan of English writers and poets including:

Catalan to English[edit]

Abelló i Soler has also produced translations from Catalan to English of writers including:

Written works[edit]

Abelló i Soler has also written a number of books of poetry:

  • Vida diària ("Daily life") (1963)
  • Vida diària: Paraules no dites ("Daily Life: Words not said") (1981)
  • El blat del temps ("The Wheat of Time") (1986)
  • Foc a les mans ("Fire in Hand") (1990)
  • L’arrel de l’aigua ("The Root of Water") (1995)
  • Son màscares que m’emprovo ("Masks of Sleep that I Try") (1995)
  • Dins l’esfera del temps ("In the Sphere of Time") (1998) which won the Gold Critica Serra prize in 1999.
  • Asseguda escrivint ("Seated Writing") (2004)
  • Memoria de tu i de mi ("Memories of You and Me") (2006)

In 2002, her poetry was compiled in Al cor de les paraules: obra poètica 1963-2002 ("In the Heart of Words: Poetic Works 1963-2002"), which in 2003 won several Catalan literary prizes.

She has also contributed to anthologies of writing and poetry:

  • Cares a la finestra: 20 dones poetes de parla anglesa del segle XX ("Faces in the Window: 20 English Women Poets of the 20th century") (1993)
  • Cartografies del desig: Quinze escriptores i el seu món ("Cartography of Desire: Fifteen writers and their world") (1998)
  • Memoria de l’aigua: Onze escriptores i el seu món ("Memories of Water: Eleven writers and their world") (1999)
  • Paisatge emergent ("Emergent Landscape") (1999).


External links[edit]


  • Diccionari de la Literatura Catalana, 2008