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Author QuotedAlfonso Cortes
Title QuotedCoplas del pueblo
Date (Year/Month/Day)1965/12/21
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1965
QuotationI am very happy to have your new book of poems [Las coplas del pueblo (1965)], which without doubt will be one of the most popular which you have written, for it is addressed to all. It is truly the task of the poet to teach the ways of truth in the language of beauty. It was a great pleasure for me to receive the visit of Father Ernesto Cardenal who spoke to me of Nicaragua and of you. I think often of you dear Poet, and I am happy to know that you continue to make your compatriots happy with the gifts of your genius, which I always admire for you are an extraordinary Poet.
Quotation SourceThe Courage for Truth: Letters of Thomas Merton to Writers.; Selected and edited by Christine M. Bochen. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1993, p. 178
Letter toAlfonso Cortes
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