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Author QuotedAlfonso Cortes
Title QuotedPoemas Nuevos
Date (Year/Month/Day)1965/03/31
QuotationA collection of poems [Poemas Nuevos] by Alfonso Cortes came, sent by his sister. It looks very interesting. With all his insanity there remains a great wholeness and real penetration in his work, and sometimes a really startling picture of intuition. I do not find much mere incoherence and posturing or mere vociferation-indeed I find less in him than in many who are "sane." Strange to find this sense of economy preserved, as it is in his verse.
Quotation SourceDancing in the Water of Life: Seeking Peace in the Hermitage. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 5, 1963-1965.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1997, p. 223
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