Álvaro Mutis


Álvaro Mutis (1923-2013) was born in Bogotá, Colombia. As a child he lived in Brussels, returning to Bogotá to complete his education, and lived in Mexico since 1956. Mutis was the author of poetry, short stories, and novels. His first poems were published in 1948, his first short stories in 1978, and his first novella, The Snow of the Admiral—the initial volume of the Maqroll series—in 1986. He received many literary awards, including the Prix Medicis in 1989 and the 2002 Neustadt Prize for Literature.

Books
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    Álvaro Mutis

    Álvaro Mutis is indisputably one of the greatest Latin American writers of the 20th century, best known for creating Maqroll the Gaviero, a character forever searching for love and riches that he knows are ephemeral. Until now English-language readers enraptured by Maqroll have been unable to sample the poems in which he first appeared. This volume brings together for the first time in English, a selection Mutis’s surrealist-tinged, yet utterly sui generis poetical works.

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    The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll

    Maqroll the Gaviero (the Lookout) is one of the most alluring and memorable characters in the fiction of the last twenty-five years.