This is the first translation into English of the complete Diary, written by Nobel Laureate Juan Ramon Jimenez. The translation strives at all times for accuracy and fidelity to the original text, while seeking a graceful idiom in English, expressive of the subtle nuances and rhythms of both the poetic prose and free verse. The text itself is well annotated, attentive particularly to the special needs for explanation or clarification for a non-specialist in Spanish literature. The introduction provides the reader with essential information on the life and works of the poet, his indebtedness to the Romantic and Symbolist heritage in modern European poetry, and his contact with and evaluation of North American poetry. The introduction also provides an analysis and interpretation of the central theme and key recurring patterns of imagery and symbolism that result in a dramatic and profound revelation of the human psyche. Michael P. Predmore is Professor of Modern Peninsular Spanish Literature at Stanford University. Hugh A. Carter was director of the Instituto Internacional in Madrid.