Thursday, May 30, 2013

Juan Ramón Jiménez

Juan Ramón Jiménez
The great Nobel prize-winning Spanish poet Juan Ramón Jiménez died on this date in 1958, while living in exile in Puerto Rico. He and Zenobia Camprubí Aymar, his writer, translator wife, lived in DC and the College Park area of Maryland for a number of pivotal years in the 1940s and 50s. 

It was a long journey of exile and loss and longing for him and Zenobia. Their writing and diaries bear it out. 

You can see their homes in the DC area here:

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