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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Miguel Hernández

Miguel Hernández in jail
photo from 1939
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poet associated with the Generación del 27 and Generación del 36; born in 1910 in a poor family, spent his childhood as goat herd and farmhand; for the most part was self-taught; published his first book of poetry at 23; after the end of Spanish Civil War, as he was Republican and Communist, was sentenced to death, then the sentence was commuted to a prison term of 30 years; there produced an extraordinary amount of poetry, much of it in the form of simple songs; died in jail, in 1942 (wiki)

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