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The complete perfectionist : a poetics of work

Author: Juan Ramón Jiménez; Christopher Maurer
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Few have courted perfection like Nobel Prize winner Juan Ramon Jimenez, who felt both fear and exhilaration before his own high standards and negotiated shrewdly with his own personal best. Drawing upon Juan Ramon's aphorisms, Christopher Maurer meditates upon his struggle and gives us a guide to the pursuit of life's ultimate pleasure: the dream of doing perfect work. Juan Ramon's relentless quest for the perfect  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jiménez, Juan Ramón, 1881-1958.
Complete perfectionist.
New York : Doubleday, c1997
(OCoLC)606057860
Named Person: Juan Ramón Jiménez; Juan Ramón Jiménez
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Juan Ramón Jiménez; Christopher Maurer
ISBN: 0385480229 9780385480222
OCLC Number: 35548902
Notes: "A currency book."
Description: x, 194 p. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Self --
Rhythm --
Silence --
The Present --
Memory --
Idealism --
Nature --
Instinct --
Dream --
Death --
Writing --
Revision --
Perfection.
Responsibility: Juan Ramón Jiménez ; edited and translated by Christopher Maurer.
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Few have courted perfection like Nobel Prize winner Juan Ramon Jimenez, who felt both fear and exhilaration before his own high standards and negotiated shrewdly with his own personal best. Drawing upon Juan Ramon's aphorisms, Christopher Maurer meditates upon his struggle and gives us a guide to the pursuit of life's ultimate pleasure: the dream of doing perfect work. Juan Ramon's relentless quest for the perfect poem leads here to an inspiring new vision of how to reach perfection in any endeavor. Juan Ramon analyzes the most radical elements of perfection: how to create and revise, reconcile noise and silence, listen to dream and instinct, learn from nature, seize the moment, and calm the fear of death.

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