lvaro Mutis Jaramillo (August 25, 1923 – September 22, 2013) was a Colombian poet, novelist, and essayist.
lvaro Mutis Jaramillo (August 25, 1923 – September 22, 2013) was a Colombian poet, novelist, and essayist. His best-known work is the novel sequence The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll, which revolves around the character of Maqroll el Gaviero. He was awarded the 2001 Miguel de Cervantes Prize and the 2002 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.
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Flag as Inappropriate. His experience in prison had a lasting influence on his life and work, and is chronicled in the book Diario de Lecumberri. Are you certain this article is inappropriate? Excessive Violence Sexual Content Political, Social. For Álvaro Mutis, the impressions of these early years, his reading of Jules Verne and of Pablo Neruda's Residencia en la tierra, and, especially, contact with "el trópico" (the tropics), are the mainspring of his work. Mutis studied high school in Bogotá under the tutelage of the Colombian poet Eduardo Carranza.
One has to read but one page from any of his books to understand everything. lvaro Mutis delivered the following address at the award banquet for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in October 2002.
Upright in a boat, stilled in the middle of a river whose waters flow past in a slow eddying of mud and roots, the missionary blesses the chief’s family. Fruit, glass beads, animals, and jungle all receive the succinct signs of blessing. One has to read but one page from any of his books to understand everything. All of Álvaro’s works, his very life, are the products of a clairvoyant, one who knows with certainty that we will never recover paradise lost. Gabriel García Márquez, World Literature Today, September 2004.
What is caravansary? Meaning of caravansary as a finance term. In 1982 Mexico's Fondo de Cultura Economica brought out a book of poems entitled Caravansary in its Tierra Firme collection. Alvaro Mutis on himself. In a Seljuk caravansary (an inn built to accommodate caravans) outside Konya, I observed them in a two-hour ritual.
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