In celebration of Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month, Mercedes Juliá, Ph.D., will speak at Falvey Memorial Library on Spanish poet and Nobel laureate, Juan Ramón Jiménez. Dr. Juliá recently released a book on the poet, entitled De la nueva luz: En torno a la poesía última de Juan Ramón Jiménez (Huelva 2010).
Dr. Juliá will speak at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, in Falvey Memorial Library’s first floor lounge.
This lecture builds on earlier library events dedicated to Jiménez. In the spring of 2009, Dr. Juliá worked to organize a symposium on the author and was instrumental in bringing to the Library a detailed exhibit about his life. She praises Jiménez’s versatility: “There is a Juan Ramón for every taste: an endearing poet very much like a child, a romantic poet in love with nature and love itself, a metaphysical poet in search for God and the absolute, a postmodernist poet desperate and broken because he is unable to find answers to his mortal quest.”
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