Jose Coronel Urtecho

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Birthday
28, 1906
Birthplace
Nicaragua
Death Date
Mar 19, 1994 (88)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
28, 1906
Birthplace
Nicaragua
Death Date
Mar 19, 1994 (88)

About

Remembered for his key role in establishing Nicaragua's Vanguard Literary Movement of the early-to-mid twentieth century, Urtecho published acclaimed works such as Narciso and Paneles de Infierno.

Before Fame

Born in Nicaragua to Blanca Ultrecht Aviles and politician Manuel Coronel Matus, he spent a large portion of his youth in San Francisco, California. He published his first literary works in the Nicaraguan Daily newspaper in the late 1920s.

Trivia

A political activist and politician as well as a poet and author, Urtecho established a publication titled La Reaccion in order to advance the fascist movement and later served as a congressman and diplomat.

Family Life

He dedicated several of his poems, including "Lumber Moon" and "Love Song for the Autumn," to his wife, Maria Kautz Gross. He and Gross raised seven children, one of whom died of childhood cancer, and another of whom disappeared while attending the University of Frankfurt in the early 1960s.

Associated With

He translated into Spanish the work of American poets Ezra Pound and Walt Whitman.