LATIN AMERICA: Aboriginal and Wild

Many a Peruvian wept in silence, many another sobbed aloud, as José Santos Chocano, "The Poet of America," the literary idol of Peru, was sentenced last week to three years' imprisonment for killing one of his enemies in what he alleged to be self-defense. While his countrymen sympathize, callous-minded foreigners may think that for José to have reached the age of 51 and have thus far escaped assassination or the gallows is a miracle.

At 19 he was already in jail for participating in an unsuccessful revolution. From his cell he sent forth...

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