Roque Dalton

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Birthday
14, 1935
Death Date
May 10, 1975 (39)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
14, 1935
Death Date
May 10, 1975 (39)

About

Important Salvadoran poet, author, and leftist political figure who is best known for such poetic works as El mar, Los testimonios, and La ventana en el rostro. His essays include "Cesar Vallejo," "El Salvador (monografia)," and "Un libro rojo para Lenin."

Before Fame

He attended a Salvadoran Jesuit school. He published his first poetry collection, Mia junto a los pajaros, in 1957.

Trivia

He was a member of the People's Revolutionary Army and was murdered by members of the group who disagreed with his politics.

Family Life

He was the son of Winnall Dalton and Maria Garcia Medrano.

Associated With

He studied law at the Universidad de Chile and also attended classes taught by artist Diego Rivera.