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Author QuotedFalleció Roberto Guervara
Title QuotedDías móviles
Date (Year/Month/Day)1965/03/13
QuotationFirst, I will get busy and dig up a "manifesto" for you, as well as the books I promised. You can take anything you like from the books "¦ It seems that Caracas is very much alive poetically, and above all the editions are splendidly handsome. I thought Roberto Guevara's book [Las dias móviles] was beautifully produced, the drawings were very interesting and lively. The poems themselves are I think of a very high quality with much promise, a fine sense of distances and areas and movements with a cosmic and dreamlike solemnity. I am especially struck by the fifth section and the sixth even more, in "Noche heredad nómade." I once did a version of a piece from Meng Tzu ["Ox Mountain Parabl"] in which he speaks of the power of the night spirit which recreates and renews life. Ernesto [Cardenal] translated it, and I don't seem to have a copy, but it is also printed here in a special edition [Ox Mountain Parable of Meng Tzu, Lexington, Ky.: Stamperia del Santuccio, 1960] "¦
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. 223
Letter toLudovico Silva
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