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Monk and member of the Basque Academy Jean Diharce, who wrote under the name Xabier Iratzeder, has died

2008-11-07  ¦  .

He left a considerable body of work, particularly in poetry

Benedictine monk and member of the Basque Academy Jean Diharce, who wrote under the name Xabier Iratzeder, has died at the age of 88 after a long illness. He was born in 1920 in Saint-Jean-de-Luz (Labourd, French Basque Country). In addition to poetry, Iratzeder wrote two plays, and a number of chronicles and essays. He became a member of the Basque Academy in 1962.