Joan Maragall

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This year marks the 150th anniversary of Joan Maragall’s birth in 1860.  And next year we commemorate the 100th anniversay of his death in 1911 at the early age of 50.

Two years, back to back, packed with all kinds of celebrations:  poetry recitals, dramatic readings, concerts, exhibits, documentaries, TV programs, monuments, literary walks, academic events, lectures, anthologies, critical editions, new books on the author...

Why all the fuss?  The answer is relatively easy.  Joan Maragall was a literary giant.

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