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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Mario Benedetti (1920 - )

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traveler January 30th, 2006 10:09 PM PST

Mario Benedetti, a Uruguayan writer, is well known in South America and Mexico. This is one of his rare collections available in English. This story collection presents a perspective not often used by US writers: that underlying paranoia, cycnicism, fatalism that anyone who has lived through the dictators and hyperinflation and tragic history of South America and Central America is well acquainted with. With recent events, many who have never had to live in fear are now faced with the kinds of dark powers that many others in our world have known for years. Notwithstanding the darker tone and sadness he evokes, the writing is superb and highly recommended.


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From Wikipedia: Mario Benedetti (born September 14, 1920) is an Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet.

Benedetti was born in Paso de los 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. In 1946 he married Luz López Alegre.

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