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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Álvaro Mutis

Álvaro Mutis Jaramillo
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Colombian poet, novelist, and essayist, author of the Empresas y Tribulaciones de Maqroll el Gaviero (The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll) (wiki)

not well known in the anglophone world, probably because he is not easy to categorize; his literary work is not part of what is commonly understood in the American academy as Latin American Literature; Maqroll, his most well-known character, is of indeterminate origin, nationality, age and physiognomy (not evidently from Latin America); rather a solitary traveler who brings a stranger's detachment to his encounters and his lovers; who searches for meaning in a time of violence and inhumanity; some literary critics has compared Maqroll to Sophocles' Oedipus (wiki)

Gabriel García Márquez, called Mutis one of the greatest writers of our time (wiki)

(Una Vida Entre Libros)



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