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Birthplace of Luis Cardoza y Aragón

Aquí Nació Luis Cardoza y Aragón

 
 
Birthplace of Luis Cardoza y Aragón Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 6, 2010
1. Birthplace of Luis Cardoza y Aragón Marker
Inscription.
21 de Junio De 1901
4 de Septiembre De 1992
y frente a la puerta que no había pasado en tantos años,
recordé el llavín, corto y redondo, y cómo darle vuelta para
abrir; la manita del tocador, el buzón,la madera, la cuerda
para abrir la puerta sin tocar. Al fondo de la calle, el tríangulo perfecto del Volcán de Agua, enorme, sereno y azul.

English translation:
Here was born
Luis Cardoza y Aragón
June 21, 1901
September 4, 1992
and while in front of the door which I hadn't passed through in so many years,
I remembered the small key, short and round, and how it would turn
to open; the knocker in the shape of a small hand, the letterbox, the wood, the string
that would open the door without knocking. At the end of the street, the perfect triangle of the Agua Volcano, enormous, serene and blue.

 
Location. 14° 33.408′ N, 90° 43.929′ W. Marker is in Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez, in Municipality of Antigua Guatemala. Marker is on 3ra Avenidad Norte, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Between 5a and 4a Calles Oriente. Marker is in this post office area: Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez 03001, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The University of San Carlos (within shouting
Birthplace of Luis Cardoza y Aragón Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 22, 2015
2. Birthplace of Luis Cardoza y Aragón Marker
In only five years the marker's tiles have begun to disintegrate and hopefully will soon be replaced.
distance of this marker); Pedro Cortés y Larraz (within shouting distance of this marker); Doña Maria Gordillo de Duran (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); First Rector and Graduate of the University of San Carlos (about 90 meters away); Francisco Marroquín (about 90 meters away); Cathedral of Antigua Guatemala (about 90 meters away); Dr. Oscar Asensio del Valle (about 120 meters away); Antigua Guatemala UNESCO World Heritage Site (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antigua Guatemala.
 
Regarding Birthplace of Luis Cardoza y Aragón. Luis Cardoza y Aragón is one of the most famous Guatemalan writers, especially known for his surrealistic poems about Antigua Guatemala. As a fierce supporter of democracy, he went into exile in Mexico after the overthrow of the democratic government of Arbenz. Although invited back by various military governments, he refused while Guatemala was still ruled by dictators. After his death in 1992 his body was cremated and the ashes dispersed near Cuernavaca.
Birthplace of Luis Cardoza y Aragón Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 22, 2015
3. Birthplace of Luis Cardoza y Aragón Marker
Only four years later Guatemala would sign the Peace Accords ending the 36 year old civil conflict and ushering in the current period of democracy and the end of military rule.
The fragment of a poem in the marker text is from 1955's "Guatemala las líneas de su mano."
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicMan-Made FeaturesPolitics
 
Agua Volcano mentioned in the marker, seen from Escuintla on the southern coast. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 15, 2015
4. Agua Volcano mentioned in the marker, seen from Escuintla on the southern coast.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on January 17, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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