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The Poetry of Juan Ramón Jiménez

Program #CULT035. Recorded in Boulder, CO on March 31, 1985.

Features Jiménez poetry read in Spanish--including a reading by the poet himself--as well as in English translation.  Prof. Yvonne Guillon Barrett provides commentary on his life and work. Produced by David Barsamian as part of the "Pyrenees to the Andes" series on the poetry of Spain and Latin America.

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Juan Ramon Jimenez

Juan Ramón Jiménez Mantecón (23 December 1881 – 29 May 1958) was a Spanish poet, a prolific writer who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1956 "for his lyrical poetry, which in the Spanish language constitutes an example of high spirit and artistical purity". One of Jiménez's most important contributions to modern poetry was his advocacy of the French concept of "pure poetry."

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