Salvador Galmés (Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, 1876 – 1951), is a writer, translator and Majorcan intellectual.
He studied at the Palma de Mallorca seminary and was ordained a priest in 1904. In 1907 he graduated from Law at the Universitat de Barcelona. He published the novel Flor de card (1911), and numerous short stories in the Majorcan and Catalan press, which were compiled into Novel·letes rurals (1953), Quadrets i pinzellades (1956) and La Dida i altres narracions (1976), among others. His prose, of great vitality and expressiveness, transmits a tragic vision of life and human fate. He was fascinated by Ramon Llull, and he dedicated a great part of his life to the study and promotion of Llull's work. He transcribed and prologued, almost unaided, the volumes V-XX of the Obres de Ramon Llull, edited by the Comissió Editora Lul·liana. He also wrote several articles, reviews and speeches on lullistic subjects, and the excellent works Vida Compendiosa del Beat Ramon Llull (1915) and Dinamisme de Ramon Llull (1935). He translated Latin treatises into Catalan for the Fundació Bernat Metge.
Pere Rosselló Bover managed the publication of his Complete Works (1992-2001), edited by Publicacions de l'Abadia de Montserrat and Sant Llorenç des Cardassar Council, which include unpublished articles, prologues and his letters, as well as his lullistic and narrative works.
Page by Josep Miàs for AELC.
Photographs from the Pere Rosselló Bover personal archives. Premis photograph property of the Sant Llorenç des Cardassar Council.
Translated by Josep Miàs.