Early life and career
Cuadra was born on November 4, 1912
but spent the majority of his life in Granada
, even studying high school at Colegio Centro America
. Cuadra or PAC was the son of Carlos Cuadra Pasos and Merceditas Cardenal. Cuadra is a first cousin of the writer Ernesto Cardenal
Marriage and family
Cuadra married Adilia Mercedes Bendaña Ramírez.
Cuadra's Poemas nicaragüenses
was published in 1934. He opposed the American intervention against Augusto César Sandino
in the 1930s and broke with the Somoza
dynasty in the 1940s.
In 2000 he became co-director of La Prensa
newspaper alongside his cousin and partner, Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal
. Chamorro was assassinated by Somoza supporters in 1978.
Cuadra was briefly jailed in 1956 for his opposition to the Somoza's régime.
In 1961 he became editor of the influential journal El Pez y La Serpiente
(The Fish and the Serpent),
which was highly influential in Latin America
He died on January 2, 2002, in Managua, following a respiratory illness. Cuadra was buried on January 4 in Granada, where he spent the majority of his life.
- Poemas nicaragüenses (1934)
- Canto temporal (1943)
- Poemas con un crepúsculo a cuestas (1949)
- La tierra prometida (1952)
- El jaguar y la luna (1959)
- Poesía (1964)
- Cantos de Cifar (1971)
- Esos rostros que asoman en la multitud (1976)
- Siete árboles contra el atardecer (1980)
- Agosto (1970, 1972)
- Vuelva, Güegüense (1970)
- Cuentos escogidos (1999)
- Hacia la cruz del sur (1936)
- Promisión de México y otros ensayos (1945)
- Entre la cruz y la espada (1946)
- Torres de Dios (1958, 1985)
- El nicaragüense (1967)
- Otro rapto de Europa (1976)
- Aventura literaria del mestizaje (1987)
- La Cegua (1950)
- Por los caminos van los campesinos (1957)
- El coro y la máscara (1991)
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- ^ a b "Nicaraguan nationalist poet Cuadra dies at 89". The Associated Press. Retrieved 2007-10-15.
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- ^ "Pablo Antonio Cuadra: Notes on Culture in the New Nicaragua," translated by Mark Falcoff, in Robert S. Leiken and Barry Rubin, The Central American Crisis Reader.
- ^ Honorary Doctoral Degrees at Universidad Francisco Marroquín Archived 2011-05-01 at the Wayback Machine
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