José Agustín Goytisolo
José Agustín Goytisolo Gay (Barcelona 1928-1999) studied law in Barcelona and Madrid, where he met important writers and intellectuals compromised against Franco dictatorship. Together with poets as: Jaime Gil de Biedma, Angel González, José Angel Valente, among others, Goytisolo belonged to the group known as the Generation of 50, which called for political compromise and a renewed attention to language and poetry.
Among the multiple activities he carried out, it is important to stand out his work as a translator, especially his translations of Catalan poetry into Spanish.
Since 27 February 2002, the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona has held a collection of documents of the poet. The legacy includes manuscripts, correspondence, photographic archives, audiovisual documents and printed texts.
For the rest of the material bequeathed to the Autonomous University of Barcelona, see the Humanities Library, Library Services Staff fund José Agustín Goytisolo
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