Thursday, May 26

Alicante and Jaén, joined by Miguel Hernández


The program of activities begins with the exhibition of the sample

The program of activities begins with the exhibition of the sample “Miguel Hernández, in full light” in the Provincial Palace of Alicante.

The councils of Alicante and Jaén begin a period of understanding and collaboration with the signing of the protocol to promote Actions joint around the figure of Miguel Hernández through the culture, the tourism, the education and the investigation.

With the signing of an agreement signed this week by the president of the Alicante provincial institution, Carlos Mazón, and his counterpart from Jaén, Francisco Reyes, the activity program begins with the exhibition of the sample “Miguel Hernández, in full light” in the Provincial Palace of Alicante. The vice president and deputy for Culture, Julia Parra, has confirmed that the next October 30, coinciding with the 111th anniversary of the poet’s birth, and will remain until the end of the year.

Miguel Hernández, in full light “ an international journey that began in 2017 concludes in Alicante. The exhibition was organized by the Diputación de Jaén on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the poet’s death and since then it has been visited by around 40,000 people. With the help of the Cervantes Institute, he has been in cities such as Manchester, New York, Chicago, Dublin, Manila, Toulouse and Paris.

Signing of the Jaén and Alicante councils agreement.


The sample brings together more than fifty original objects representative in the life and work of the Alicante poet. Manuscripts, cards, Photographs, drawings, sheet music, book editions and personal objects that are part of the selection that belong to the legacy of Miguel Hernández guarded by the Institute of Giennenses Studies (IEG) since 2012. They stand out among them handwritten letters of the correspondence maintained by Miguel Hernández with authors such as Pablo Neruda, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Lorca or Ramón Sijé, and with his wife, Josefina Manresa, during the Civil War and their stay in prison.

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Curated by the writer and literary critic Juan José Téllez, the exposition is organized in significant thematic blocks in the life of the poet that go through his childhood, religion, ideology, love, literature, war, prison and death and resurrection.

A new common roadmap

After the agreement signed in Jaén, another of the open lines of work is the collaboration between the Alicante Institute of Culture Juan Gil-Albert and the Institute of Giennenses Studies for the developing new lines of research and promoting of publications dedicated to the trajectory of Miguel Hernández.

From the area of Culture from Alicante Provincial Council, a literary route that contributes to boosting cultural tourism and forms part of a training project that involves the educational community with tours that include the House Museum of the poet in his hometown, Orihuela, and the Miguel Hernández de Quesada Museum.

The project is aimed at unite two essential provinces to understand the life and work of the poet with proposals that transfer his legacy to the classroom and also consolidate a attractive offer for the tourism sector and the like.

The agreement between the councils of Jaén and Alicante will affect through different initiatives to claim the universal figure by Miguel Hernández, for which the creation of collaboration networks between local entities that promote the information exchange.

The exhibition was organized by the Diputación de Jaén on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the poet’s death.


The initiative for institutional rapprochement came from the area of ​​Culture led by Julia Parra, who last year undertook negotiations to bring the legacy of Miguel Hernández closer to her native province. In February, the first meeting between the deputy for Culture and Francisco Reyes took place in which the signing a protocol to develop coordinated actions that contribute to the dissemination of the poet’s cultural heritage.

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The most important poet of the Valencian Community

The author, born in Orihuela in 1910, is considered the most important poet of the Valencian Community in the Spanish language of all time. His legacy was preserved and expanded by his widow until 1969 through the Miguel Hernández de Orihuela Foundation, being acquired in 2012 by the Jaén Provincial Council, which cataloged and digitized it in order to disseminate his life and work.

This year an important step is taken so that the Alicante Provincial Council actively contribute new actions for the promotion, promotion and study of this important literary heritage.


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