Platero and I Author:Juan Ramon Jimenez Written b Juan Ramon Jimenez, the 1956 Nobel Prize for Literature, "Platero and I" has been translated into the main languages of Western Europe as well as Hebrew and Basque. Like the great Spanish classic Don Quixote, it has found favor with the young, who delight in the adventures of the merry little donkey and the sad poet, and with their el... more »ders, who look beyond the narrative to see what the writer has to say about man and his world.
This is a wonderfully entertaining and imaginative book for all ages. A jewel.« less
If ever there is a book which warrants more attention, it is "Platero and I." Juan Ramon Jimenez, a deceased poet, wrote, as honestly as one can imagine, of a poet's relationship with his donkey in a small town of Spain. His language is miraculous and exhilarating. I can't think of any other book that more eloquently captures the true experience of innocence. This book shimmers with beauty and may be one of the greatest ever written.