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Carles Riba

Carles Riba i Bracons (23 September 1893 - 12 July 1959) was a Catalan poet, writer and translator of Spanish nationality.He was born in Barcelona and studied Law and Philosophy at the Universitat de Barcelona. In 1916 he married the poet Clementina Arderiu. He worked for a time in the School of Librarianship.

In 1922 he travelled to Munich to study under Karl Vossler. He completed his classical education by travelling to Italy and Greece in the 1920s. Around this time he collaborated with Pompeu Fabra on the General Dictionary of the Catalan Language (Diccionari General de la Llengua Catalana).

Later he worked in the Bernat Metge Foundation (Fundació Bernat Metge), specializing in classical studies, and became lecturer in Greek at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 1934.

Because of his association with Republicanism and Catalan nationalism, he was compelled to flee to Montpellier, France, after the victory of Francoist forces at the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939. In 1943 he returned to Barcelona, working on translations from classical authors for the Fundació Bernat Metge, of which he eventually became director.

He wrote poetic works including Estances (1919 and 1930), Bierville Elegies (Les Elegies de Bierville) (1943), Salvatge Cor (1952), Del joc i del foc (1947), and Esbós per a tres oratoris (1957), as well as translations of Constantine Cavafy, Friedrich Hölderlin, Edgar Allan Poe, Rainer Maria Rilke and Franz Kafka, and classical works including Homer´s Odyssey, Plutarch´s Parallel Lives, and dramas by Sophocles and Euripides into Catalan.

Riba's work has been translated into English by Joan Gili and Pearse Hutchinson.

The famous American critic Harold Bloom included Riba's poetry in his selection of the Western canon.

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Some of their strengths

Carles Riba has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Generous, Diplomatic, Intuitive, Charming, Passionate, and Optimistic.

Intelligent and Inquisitive

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Carles Riba is someone who is an intelligent, inquisitive, and imaginative person, who is practical, considerate, kind, and diplomatic in dealings with others. A person who is known for being fun and creative.

Adaptable and Versatile

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Carles Riba well know them as someone who can be adaptable, flexible, and polite, like a flower or a sapling.

Productive and Perseverent

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Carles Riba as someone who is productive, persevering, deliberate, and direct.

A person who is creative, has good luck with work and money, good listening skills, good relationships with people at work, is a good teacher or counselor, and who is good at organizing groups, teams, or causes.

Social and Intuitive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Carles Riba is someone who values forming deep friendships and relationships, and who has strong intuition and reasoning skills .

They are also someone who is confident and creative, and who has a love for starting new projects, inventing new things, and giving back to the community.

Justice-seeking and Peaceful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Carles Riba tends to be someone who loves peace and is ready to go to any costs to achieve it. Who has a taste for the good things in life, tends to be a good organizer, has a thirst for knowledge, and who tends to have the respect of friends and acquaintances.

Some of Carles Riba's challenges

While Carles Riba has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Carles Riba can be Hesitant, Narcissistic, Indecisive, Unrealistic, Hypocritical, Self-centered, and Possessive.

Hesitant and Narcissistic

One of Carles Riba's key challenges is that they are someone who can be hesitant and narcissistic.

Carles Riba must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Possessive and Stubborn

Carles Riba is someone who can be possessive, jealous, inflexible, and stubborn, can have a habit of being a frivolous spender, and who can feel insecure or cynical in romantic relationships and have difficulty forming productive personal and professional partnerships.

Pleasure-seeking and Indecisive

Finally, Carles Riba also can put others first too much, and hem-and-haw too much when making a decision.

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