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'Cortés, Alfonso, 1893-1969'

Alfonso Cortes; Cortes, Alfonso; Alfonso Cortés

Known as "El Poeta Loco" of Nicaragua, Merton had a profound respect for his works and metaphysical insights. Christine Bochen states that "[i]n a brief essay introducing his translations of poems by Cortés, Merton recalls Ernesto Cardenal's account of seeing Cortés chained to a beam in Rubén Dario's house, where he is said to have gone insane on February 18, 1927 (source: The Courage for Truth, p. 176).

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1. Crossreference ; See:  To Alfonso Cortés -->
2. Crossreference ; See:  Dirty souls. Translation by Thomas Merton of the poem "Almas sucias" by Alfonso Cortés. -->
3. Crossreference ; See:  Alfonso Cortés [biographical comment] -->
4. Crossreference ; See:  Two poems by Alfonso Cortés, translated by Thomas Merton -->
5. Crossreference ; See:  Ten poems of Alfonso Cortés. Translation. -->
6. Preface or Introduction E.1 Alfonso Cortés [biographical comment] Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968; 1963 Emblems of a season of fury «detailed view» -->