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The Black Heralds

The Black Heralds

by César Vallejo

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Vallejo had his own fair share of suffering, and it was the basis for a lot of his writing. He went to jail, was impoverished, had a chronic illness, and even tried to kill himself over a break-up. (Source)

Both of Vallejo's grandfathers were Catholic priests. Now how did that happen? (Source)

Vallejo's involvement with the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance might have contributed to the sympathetic view of suffering in his book The Black Heralds. (Source)

Che Guevara made a recording for his wife before being executed, and he recited "The Black Heralds" in the tape. Listen to it here (in Spanish). (Source)

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