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Name of the Center

julianandugarThe name of our School comes from the name of the poet Julián Andúgar.


Julián Andúgar was born in Santomera on the 28th September 1917. He spent his teenage and youth studying in the seminaries and monasteries in Murcia, Lorca and Orihuela. He had to interrupt his studies because of the outbreak of the Civil War


Enlisted in the Republican Army, in 1938 he achieved the rank of Captain. He was seriously injured by the shrapnel of a shell that shattered his left legin Peñón de la Mata (Granada). He became then the “Distinguished Handicapped”, as the poet Sánchez Bautista, a friend and knowledgeable of his work, called him. When the war ended, Andúgar was imprisoned.

 

When he finally got out of prison, he started his life as a poet, joining the group of poets and intellectuals headed by Joaquín Marquina. He worked as a teacher until he passed the state exam for the Ministry of Justice. At the age of 53 he entered the Faculty of Law in the University of Murcia graduating with a brilliant academic record.


In 1949 he published his first book of poems “Entre la piedra y Dios”, in which the influence of Miguel Hernández can be perceived and he sings to the roots of the land. Thirteen years later, he published his second book of poems, “La Soledad y el encuentro”, in which he reflected his sad experience in the prison of Murcia. In 1957 his third book “Denuncio por escrito” was issued. This work contained poems full of social criticism for the incidents in Spain, in which he uses legal expressions, influenced undoubtedly by his work in the Ministry of Justice. “A bordo de España” is his last published book. Like his previous work, it includes poems of social nature, adding a topic of deep Hispanic roots: Flamenco.


In the early 60’ he settled in Alicante for good, although his relations with Murcia are still notorious and alongside Miguel Espinosa, Sánchez Bautista and Antonio Hoyos he was part of the literary circle of that time.

 

He died in Alicante, the 13th September 1977, victim of a heart disease. His book “Cancionero del sitiado” was posthumously published, and it included top quality poems such as “El vaya, vaya”, with which he got the first prize in the literary contest “Tribute to Cuba”, where Miguel Ángel Asturias, Vicente Aleixandre and Rafael Albert also participated.