Zenobia Camprubí

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Zenobia Camprubí
Juan Ramon Jimenez and Zenobia Campubi.jpg
Zenobia Camprubí with her husband Juan Ramón Jiménez
Born 31 August 1887
Malgrat de Mar, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Died 28 October 1956 (aged 69)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Occupation Writer, poet, translator
Nationality Spanish
Spouse Juan Ramón Jiménez
Relatives Raimundo Camprubí Escudero and Isabel Aymar Lucca (parents)

Zenobia Camprubí Aymar (31 August 1887 – 25 October 1956) was a Spanish-born writer and poet; she was also a noted translator of the works of Rabindranath Tagore.

She was born in Malgrat de Mar (province of Barcelona, Catalonia) to a Puerto Rican mother and a Catalan father.

She later lived in the United States, studied in Columbia University, and spent the duration of the Spanish Civil War (18 July 1936 – 1 April 1939) writing her Diario ("Diary") in Cuba. Her brother, José Camprubí, was owner and publisher of La Prensa, New York's most important Spanish-language daily newspaper, from 1918 to 1942.[1]

She eventually became a professor at the University of Maryland before her death from ovarian cancer, aged 69, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, two days after her husband Juan Ramón Jiménez received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Dedication of Juan Ramon Jiménez to Zenobia

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  1. ^ Fernández, J.D. (2010). "The Discovery of Spain in New York, circa 1930". In Sullivan, Edward J. Nueva York: 1613 – 1945. Scala, New York Historical Society. 

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