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Juan Ramon Jimenez was the son of a banker. He grew up in Moguer, a beautiful region of Spain that deeply imprinted itself on the poet. Jimenez studied painting at the University of Seville before abandoning his schoolwork to dedicate himself completely to writing.

In the early 1900s, Jimenez composed several collections of poetry, and he also translated the work of Hindu poet Rabindranath Tagore into Spanish (with Zenobia Camprubi, who later became his wife). Later in his career he also became an influential literary critic. (Despite his great poetic work, in the US Jimenez first gained notoriety for his novel Platero y yo/Platero and I.)

When the Spanish Civil War broke out, he was sent by the Republican faction to the US as an honorary cultural attache. When the fascist forces under Franco took control of Spain, Jimenez and his wife became exiles and settled in Puerto Rico and Cuba.

Themes of nature, depths, immensity, death, darkness, secret life, and transcendence appear in many of his poems. The spirituality reflected in his poetry is deeply personal, mystical, and transformative.

In 1956, Juan Ramon Jimenez was awarded the Nobel Prize. He died two years later in Puerto Rico.

Poems by Juan Ramon Jimenez

Recommended Books: Juan Ramon Jimenez

The Winged Energy of Delight The Soul is Here for its Own Joy: Sacred Poems from Many Cultures News of the Universe: Poems of Twofold Consciousness Invisible Reality Time and Space: A Poetic Autobiography
Platery y yo / Platero and I Selected Writings of Juan Ramon Jimenez

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Juan Ramon Jimenez

A brief online biography.

Juan Ramon Jimenez - Biography

A brief biography from the Nobel Prize web site.

Juan Ramon on the self

An interesting article exploring Juan Ramon Jimenez's ideas of the self.

Juan Ramon Jimenez: Substance in the Moment

An interesting meditation on the writings of Juan Ramon Jimenez.
Juan Ramon Jimenez