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Merton's Correspondence with:

Urtecho, Jose Coronel; Jose Coronel Urtecho; José Coronel Urtecho, Jose Coronel Urtecho, Jose

Coronel Urtecho, José, 1906-  printer

 
 

Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1964-1966
Volume: 16 item(s); 24 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

José Coronel Urtecho was a poet from Nicaragua who influenced many other Latin American poets after him, including his nephew and former novice of Merton, Ernesto Cardenal. Having spent much of his youth in California, he read and admired Ezra Pound and other North American writers. After returning to Nicaragua, he founded the Vanguard Movement in 1927. He writes to Merton from his hacienda in Los Chiles, Costa Rica. A fan of Merton (and Merton of him), Coronel Urtecho planned to publish a Spanish anthology of Merton's work, but it did not appear in print. (Source: The Courage for Truth, p. 171.)

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See also published letters from Merton to Coronel Urtecho in The Courage for Truth, pp. 171-176.

Series List

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Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1964/03/15 TAL[c] from Merton Ernesto in one of his fine letter spoke to me of your project, and I have written to him about it. «detailed view»
2. 1964/03/31 HLS to Merton No sabe cómo agradezco su carta, y su envío de libros (que para mi aquí «detailed view»
3. 1964/04/17 (#01) TAL[c] from Merton The other day a copy of the READER went off to you by air mail and I also enclosed THE BEHAVIOR «detailed view»
4. 1964/04/17 (#02) TALS[x] from Merton The other day a copy of the READER went off to you by air mail and I also enclosed THE BEHAVIOR [contains annotations not in Merton's hand] «detailed view»
5. 1964/04/30 HLS to Merton Me maravilla la prontitud de su contestación y sus envíos. Ayer leía en su diario (The Sign «detailed view»
6. 1964/08/31 TAL[c] from Merton It is a long time since I have written. There has really been nothing very new. I had been hoping «detailed view»
7. 1964/11/25 HLS to Merton Acabo de [indecipherable word..] Ernesto Cardenal, que estuvo aquí conmigo una semana, «detailed view»
8. 1965/02/10 HLS to Merton Hoy era el día que tenía «detailed view»
9. 1965/02/17 HLS to Merton A las dos o tres días de haberle enviado su última carta, recibí "Seeds of Destruction" «detailed view»
10. 1965/06/10 HLS to Merton Mas pocas líneas para recordarle que «detailed view»
11. 1965/06/30 (#01) TL[c] from Merton Thank you for your warm and interesting letter of June 10. It is good to hear that the work «detailed view»
12. 1965/06/30 (#02) TALS[x] from Merton Thank you for your warm and interesting letter of June 10. It is good to hear that the work «detailed view»
13. 1966/01/15 HLS to Merton Se me ha pasado mucho tiempo que escribirle, por una «detailed view»
14. 1966/03/17 TL[c] from Merton Since I have been living in the woods I have been a very bad correspondent, even worse than before. «detailed view»
15. 1988/06/12 TL  from Shannon, William / to José Coronel Urtecho I am writing to you as the officially appointed editor of the Thomas Merton letters. I have already «detailed view»
16. undated/no/no HPCS to Merton I feel deeply thankful for your sending me your Prometheus. I have read it once and will read it «detailed view»

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