Maragall i Gorina, Joan (zhōänˈ märəgälˈlyə ē gŏrēˈnə) [key], 1860–1911, Catalonian poet and essayist. For many years he wrote articles and essays for the influential newspaper Diario de Barcelona [Barcelona daily]. Maragall i Gorina is noted for the serenity and spontaneity of his poetry. Because of his emphasis on external reality, he is regarded by many critics as the first Catalonian modernist. His volumes of poetry include Visions i Cants [visions and songs] (1900), which makes much use of Catalonian legend; and Següencies (1911), which contains "Cant espíritual," his most famous poem.
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