Book/Printed Material Spiritual Chant. Cant espiritual

About this Item

Title

  • Spiritual Chant.

Other Title

  • Cant espiritual

Summary

  • "Cant espiritual" (Spiritual chant) appeared in February 1911 in the book Seqüències (Sequences), published by Tipografia L'Avenç in Barcelona. The poem had great influence in Catalonia and is one of the best known and most studied of the works of Joan Maragall (1860-1911). It was composed in three periods: the first verses in November 1909 and the rest between January and February 1910. Written in the tradition of spiritual chants of many other great poets, the author poses questions to God and makes explicit his doubts, fears, and longings regarding life after death. Maragall reaffirms his belief that there is no fundamental contrast between the natural and spiritual world, and that somehow this life and the next complement one another. At the Joan Maragall Archive of the Biblioteca de Catalunya are preserved two original manuscripts of this poem: one written on a single sheet; the other in two sheets, in black ink with corrections in red ink. Presented here are both manuscripts.

Contributor Names

  • Maragall, Joan, 1860-1911 Author.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1909 to 1910]

Subject Headings

  • -  Spain--Catalonia
  • -  1909 to 1910
  • -  Catalan poetry
  • -  Literature, Modern
  • -  Modernism (Aesthetics)
  • -  Poetry
  • -  Spiritual life

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 4 sheets of paper.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Catalonia.
  • -  Content in Catalan.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668012

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Maragall, Joan, Author. Spiritual Chant. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1910, 1909] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668012/.

APA citation style:

Maragall, J. (1909) Spiritual Chant. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1910] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668012/.

MLA citation style:

Maragall, Joan, Author. Spiritual Chant. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1910, 1909] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668012/>.