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Poetry Path: Antonio Machado

Antonio Machado

Antonio Machado was a poet and playwright affiliated with Spain’s Generation of ‘98. He was born July 26th, 1875, in Seville, and studied literature in Madrid and at the Sorbonne in Paris. His final collection of poems was Nuevas canciones (Mundo Latino, 1924). Machado died of pneumonia while fleeing to Paris in 1939, three years into the Spanish Civil War.

Antonio Machado, from "Proverbs and Songs 29," on location in Battery Park City.

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