Xarriton, In Memoriam
Karlos del Olmo


Piarres Xarriton passed away in 2017. He had been an honorary member of EIZIE since 1996. In his honor, and in an attempt to summarize his life and his activity in translation, we have reproduced here some passages of an interview with him that was originally published in Senez in 2006. In that conversation, he showed himself to be an exceptional observer of the Basque culture and translation of the Northern Basque Country, given that throughout the entire dialogue he mentioned various situations and people in order to illustrate what was happening on the continent in those fields while the peninsula went through dark and dangerous times under the Franco dictatorship. In the several years since that conversation, Xarriton's words have become even more valuable.