Saturday, August 29, 2009

A better understanding

You would have to be oblivious to everything going on in Orihuela not to know that next year marks the centenary of the birth of  the poet Miguel Hernandez. The difficult thing is to find information about the poet and his works in English.

That is about to change because a German student, Beate Buczkowski from the University of Münster will spend the next two months translating the web pages of the Cultural Foundation Miguel Hernandez into both English and German.

The student of Spanish Studies and Cultural and Social Anthropology has been granted a scholarship to work with the cultural organisation in Orihuela to complete this work.

Although I am not a lover of poetry, I would like to know a lot  more about one of Orihuela’s most famous sons. 

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