Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Writer #9: Mario Benedetti
Mario Benedetti (born September 14, 1920) is a Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet.
Benedetti was born in Paso de Toros, Tacuarembó, Uruguay. He is not well known in the English-speaking world, but in the Spanish-speaking world he is considered one of Latin America's most important living writers.
During the 1970s, when a military dictatorship ruled Uruguay, Benedetti lived in exile in Buenos Aires, Lima, Havana, and Spain. He currently divides his time between Montevideo and Madrid.
La tregua (1960)
Gracias por el fuego (1965)
El cumpleaños de Juan Angel (1971)
Primavera con una esquina rota (1982)
La casa y el ladrillo (1977)
Vientos del exilio (1982)
Las soledades de Babel (1991)