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Juan Carlos Onetti (July 1, 1909, Montevideo — May 30, 1994, Madrid) was an Uruguayan novelist and author of short stories.

A high school drop-out, Onetti's first novel, El pozo, published in 1939, met with his close friends' immediate acclaim, as well as from some writers and journalists of his time. 500 copies of the book were printed, most of them left to rot at the only bookstore that sold it, Barreiro (the book was not reprinted until the 60's, with an introduction and preliminary study by Ángel Rama). Aged 30, Onetti was already working as editing secretary of the famous weekly Uruguayan newspaper Marcha. He had lived for some years in Buenos Aires, where he published short stories and wrote cinema critiques for the local media, and met and befriended the notorious novelist and journalist Roberto Arlt, author of the novels El juguete rabioso, Los siete locos, Los lanzallamas.

He went on to become one of Latin America's most distinguished writers, earning Uruguay's National Prize in literature in 1962. In 1974, he and some of his colleagues were imprisoned by the military dictatorship. Their crime: as members of the jury, they had chosen Nelson Marra's short story El guardaespaldas (i.e. "The bodyguard") as the winner of Marcha's annual literary contest. Due to a series of misunderstandings (and the need to fill some space in the following day's edition), El guardaespaldas was published in Marcha, although it had been widely agreed among them that they shouldn't and wouldn't do so, knowing this would be the perfect excuse for the military to intervene, considering the subject of the story (the interior monologue of a top-rank military officer who recounts his murders and atrocious behavior, much as it was happening with the functioning regime).

Onetti left his native country (and his much-loved city of Montevideo) after being imprisoned for 6 months in Colonia Etchepare, a mental institution. A long list of world-famous writers -including Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa and Mario Benedetti - signed open letters addressed to the military government of Uruguay, which was unaware of the talented (and completely harmless) writer it had imprisoned and humiliated.

As soon as he was released, Onetti fled to Spain with his wife, violin player Dorotea Mühr. There he continued his career as a writer, being awarded the most prestigious literary prize in the Spanish-speaking world, the Premio Cervantes. He remained in Madrid until his death in 1994. He is interred in the Cementerio de la Almudena in Madrid.

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Total Books: 101
La vida breve / A Brief Life
2016 - La VIda Breve / a Brief Life [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788466334327
ISBN-10: 8466334327
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Harry Potter - Spanish Harry Potter y El Legado Maldito
El pozo
2014 - El Pozo [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788466320399
ISBN-10: 8466320393

Cuando ya no importe Edicion Conmemorativa /When It Does Not Matter Anniversay Edition
2010 - Cuando Ya No Importe Edicion Conmemorativa /when It Does Not Matter Anniversay Edition [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786071102782
ISBN-10: 6071102782
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Cuentos Completos Onetti /Complete Works Onetti
2010 - Cuentos Completos Onetti /complete Works Onetti [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789870413882
ISBN-10: 9870413889
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A Brief Life
2010 - A Brief Life [Extraordinary Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781852429782
ISBN-10: 185242978X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

La vida breve
2008 - La VIda Breve [Narrativa Punto de Lectura - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788466369145
ISBN-10: 8466369147
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Let the Wind Speak
2008 - Let the Wind Speak (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781852429799
ISBN-10: 1852429798
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Cuando ya no importe
2008 - Cuando Ya No Importe [Narrativa Punto de Lectura - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788466320900
ISBN-10: 8466320903
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction

Dejemos hablar al viento
2008 - Dejemos Hablar Al VIento [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788466320887
ISBN-10: 8466320881

Cuando entonces
2008 - Cuando Entonces [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788466320894
ISBN-10: 846632089X

2008 - Juntacadveres [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788466310048
ISBN-10: 8466310045

Para una tumba sin nombre
2008 - Para Una Tumba Sin Nombre [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788466320771
ISBN-10: 8466320776

El astillero
2008 - El Astillero [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788466320870
ISBN-10: 8466320873
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Los adioses/ The Goodbyes
2007 - Los Adioses/ the Goodbyes [Narrativa Punto de Lectura - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788466320115
ISBN-10: 8466320113
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Novelas  / Novels
2007 - Novelas / Novels [1959-1993 - Obras Completas: Opera Mundi / Complete Works: Opera Mundi - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788481095357
ISBN-10: 8481095354

Gesammelte Werke 2
2007 - Gesammelte Werke 2 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783518418963
ISBN-10: 3518418963

The Shipyard
2007 - The Shipyard (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781852424817
ISBN-10: 1852424818
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Novelas 1939-1954/ Novels 1939-1954
2006 - Novelas 1939-1954/ Novels 1939-1954 [Obras Completas / Complete Works] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788481095340
ISBN-10: 8481095346
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

Junta cadaveres / Board Corpses
2005 - Junta Cadaveres / Board Corpses [El Libro De Bolsillo - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788420672199
ISBN-10: 842067219X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Leichensammler / Die Werft
2005 - Leichensammler / Die Werft (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783518417034
ISBN-10: 3518417037

2003 - Los Adioses [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
1997 - Magda (Hardcover)Hardcover
1992 - Tierra De Nadie [Ultimos clásicos] (Other)
1976 - El Cuento Hispanoamericano Contemporneo Antologa [Colección Arbolí, 1 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Goodbye and Stories [Texas Pan American Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
Bas-fonds Du Reve [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Der Tod Und Das Madchen Roman [Bibliothek Suhrkamp - German Edition] (Hardcover)
Para Esta Noche [Libro amigo ; 519 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Tiempo De Abrazar [Libro amigo ; 595 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
La Muerte Y La Nina La Novia Robada [Libro amigo - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Juntacadaveres [Seccion Literatura - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
El Pozo Para Una Tumba Sin Nobre [Biblioteca breve - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Narraciones with Cd [Audio - de Viva Voz] (Hardcover)
Novia Robada La [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Juntacadaveres / El Astillero [Historia de la literatura Latinoamericana] (Paperback)
La Muerte Y La Nina [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Obra Selecta [Biblioteca Ayacucho] (Paperback)