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Merton's Correspondence with:

Stefan Baciu

Baciu, Stefan, 1918-1993  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1963-1967
Volume: 19 item(s); 32 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Stefan Baciu was a poet and professor of romance languages whose works include surveys of Latin American surrealistic poetry and themes of communism in poetry. He was editor of the literary magazine, MELE. During his time of correspondence with Merton, he is first in Seattle and later in Honolulu.

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Related Information and Links

Three of Merton's letters to Barciu are published in The Courage for Truth, and Baciu is referenced in a 1967/07/28 letter to Ernesto Cardinal, published in The Courage for Truth. See also Sub-Section D.7 for an article with references to Thomas Merton and signed by Baciu and inscribed to Merton, "Baciu, Stefan; 'Beatitude South of the Border: Latin America's Beat Generation.'"

Series List

This Record Sub-Group is not divided into Series and is arranged chronologically.

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1963/09/12 TALS to Merton Muchas gracias por su amable carta del 19 de Agosto, en la cual tiene la bondad de escribirme «detailed view»
2. 1963/11/19 TLS to Merton Caro e estimado Poeta: muchas, muchísimas gracias por su carta del 30 de Octubre el libro que leí «detailed view»
3. 1964/03/07 (#01) TLS to Merton grato por suas linhas, acompanhando o texto lido no México, que, nas atuais condições da criação «detailed view»
4. 1964/03/07 (#02) other   Stefan Baciu / Cesar Vallejo, Poeta Comunista? copy of Baciu's work on the poet Cesar Vallejo in a pamphlet-type binding with some cover art / attached to 1964/03/07 letter «detailed view»
5. 1964/04/05 TL[c] from Merton Probably you do not fit sufficiently well into the conventional academic categories. I do not quite [dated "Low Sunday", i.e., the Sunday following Easter] «detailed view»
6. 1965/04/05 TLS to Merton suponho que por sobrecarga de trabalho, ficaram sem resposta minhas últimas cartas. Eu sei como é «detailed view»
7. 1965/05/17 TALS to Merton que grande pena que Ud. não poderá escrever o Prefácio para meus poemas de Hawaii. Comprendo, porém «detailed view»
8. 1965/05/21 (#01) TL[c] from Merton I will try to reply to your letter before the matter ceases to be fresh in my mind. If I let it go, «detailed view»
9. 1965/05/21 (#02) TL[c] from Merton I will try to reply to your letter before the matter ceases to be fresh in my mind. If I let it go, [duplicate carbon copy] «detailed view»
10. 1965/05/27 TALS to Merton sua carta (verdadeiro documento) foi um enorme prazer para mim, e por este prazer vão meus mais «detailed view»
11. 1966/01/27 TALS to Merton Meu grande e caríssimo Thomas Merton: foi exatamente na hora (ontem pela tarde, às três…) de «detailed view»
12. 1966/02/03 TALS[x] to Merton Em 19 de abril prôximo, Manuel Bandeira vai fazer 80 anos. O fato se reveste, sem «detailed view»
13. 1966/06/17 TALS to Merton é com alegria que posso lhe dizer que hoje acabo de pôr o ponto final em seu ensaio, no qual trato «detailed view»
14. 1966/07/07 TL[c] from Merton Your book on Manuel Bandeira arrived today. It is very handsome and I will read it with pleasure «detailed view»
15. 1966/07/14 TALS to Merton grato por sua boa carta, por tudo que nele me diz, e por suas plavras por meu modesto trabalho, «detailed view»
16. 1966/08/01 TL[c] from Merton First of all, thanks very much for the excellent article. You have been very thorough indeed and «detailed view»
17. 1967/05/31 TALS to Merton hoje acabo de receber as provas do ensaio que escrevi sôbre Ud., a ser publicado, em inglês, pela 2nd page is an mimeographed attachment with addresses for Baciu while traveling in Germany and France «detailed view»
18. 1968/12/16 TLS[x] to Laughlin, James I take the liberty to write you as a friend of Thomas Merton, since you were his publisher Merton had, before his death, promised a contribution to Mele and Baciu asks if Laughlin can send a poem «detailed view»
19. 1968/12/20 TL[x] from Laughlin, James Thank you for your letter of December 16. Father Merton's death is a terrible loss to all of us, instructions on obtaining permissions to use previously published poems for Mele «detailed view»

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