I believed that I wanted to be a poet, but deep down I just wanted to be a poem.
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|Birth:||13th November, 1929|
|Death:||8th January, 1990|
Jaime Gil de Biedma was born in Barcelona, Spain. He was a Spanish post-Civil War poet. He insisted that the character he had invented, the poet Jaime Gil de Biedma, as opposed to the respectable bourgeois businessman of the same name, had nothing left to say and he refused to go on playing the role of a poet in literary society. He wrote several poetry include: Versos a Carlos Barral, Antología poética, Volver, and Longing: Selected Poems.
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