Today’s Google Doodle
April 24, 2015
Originally shared by Doodle Finder
Celebrating Maria Zambrano
24th April 2017 @ Google in 13 countries (see below)
Maria Zambrano was a prolific Spanish writer, thinker, and philosopher associated with the Generation of ‘36—a literary movement composed of artists, poets, and playwrights who documented the experiences of creative people during the tumultuous times of the Spanish Civil War. On this date in 1988, Zambrano was the first woman to receive the Miguel de Cervantes Prize for her work in the genres of philosophy and essay. This prize honors the lifetime achievements of outstanding Spanish writers who have had profound historical impact.
It’s nearly impossible to distill Zambrano’s layered ideologies into just a few words. She centered her thinking on the topics of the person, the word, love, time, creativity, and compassion as it relates to the human condition. She explored the political, the ethical, the vital, the spiritual, the mystical, the phenomenological, the anthropological, the historical, the rational, and the poetic. Zambrano is perhaps most famous for her combination of these areas as a means to understand a new reality: a notion she coined “poetic reason.” This theory applies human emotion and creativity to traditional rational and logical modes of thought, in order to give a new voice of truth to the human experience.
Country list: Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Spain, Venezuela
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