Buenos Aires: Editorial Losada (Colección Biblioteca Clásica y Contemporánea, 144), 1974. Fifth Edition. Paperback. 332p., wrps. Very Good. Item #191746
The poetry of Juan Ramón Jiménez goes through various phases and influences. This anthology, introduced by an explanation of his work and style, allows us to observe his evolution as a poet from an early romantic style to a more existentialist, intimate and spiritual one. He is also influenced by the avant-garde, modernism, mysticism... It is as if he embraces everything in a vital search for the perfect poem, for the perfect word. His consideration of the self, of identity as a poet and observer of nature, pantheistic and sacred in essence, is very interesting.