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Author QuotedAlfonso Cortes
Title QuotedRimas universales
Date (Year/Month/Day)1965/04/20
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1964
QuotationI am very happy to have in hand your new book, Las rimas universales , in which I read with admiration of new poetry and where I come to know you even better. You know with what esteem I had read and even tried to translate some of your very great poems, so profound and so penetrating. You are as a matter of fact a poet to whom God has given a very original intuition, even in a prophetic sense. You have suffered much, but in you the power of the artist and of the contemplative has made you master the suffering. It has been very fertile in your life, and you have not regretted a malady to which so many others, less endowed than you, would certainly have succumbed.
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. 177
Letter toAlfonso Cortes
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