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Salvador Garmendia Graterón (1928 – 2001) was a notable Venezuelan author, was born in Barquisimeto, Lara state, 11 June 1928. His parents were Ezequiel Garmendia and Dolores Graterón. He graduated High school in Barquisimeto, and from then on he was largely self-educated as he was unable to continue formal education due to economic difficulties. An integral part of his formation was due to contracting tuberculosis and hence being bed-ridden for 3 years convalescing.

His literary initiation was bound to the group of the Sardio magazine and to the well-known Techo de la ballena. With Los pequeños seres (1958), his first novel, Garmedia showed his remarkable dowries of observation and his interest by the routine existence of the inhabitants of the urban centres and of the alienation that suffer in their work and with their relatives. In 1959, he received the Municipal Prize of Prose for this novel. His fine explorations in the maladjustment and the failure of the people, later extended to greater scopes in novels like: Los habitantes (1961), Día de ceniza (1963), La mala vida (1968), Los pies de barro (1973) and Memorias de Altagracia (1973). Progressively, he enriched the realism with the contribution of the fantastic sort in volatile stories like: Doble fondo (1966), Difuntos, extraños y volátiles (1970), Los escondites (1972, National Prize of Literature), El único lugar posible (1981), La gata y la señora (1987) and Cuentos Cómicos (1991), increasing the irony, impregnating a meticulous presentation of the atmospheres and personages. Among other works we can mention: El inquieto Anacobero y otros cuentos (1976), El brujo hípico y otros relatos (1979), Hace mal tiempo afuera (1986) and El capitán Kid (1989). In 1989 he received the prestigious Juan Rulfo Prize for: Tan desnuda como una piedra.

Salvador Garmendia died in Caracas, on 13 May 2001.
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Total Books: 10
Memorias de Altagracia/ Memories of Altagracia
2007 - Memorias De Altagracia/ Memories of Altagracia [Letras hispanicas - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788437603445
ISBN-10: 8437603447
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Cuentos de magia
2007 - Cuentos De Magia [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788495642936
ISBN-10: 849564293X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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El tiempo de los mayores
2006 - El Tiempo De Los Mayores [Narrativa Breve / Brief Narrative - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788495642752
ISBN-10: 8495642751
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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El Turpial que Vivio Dos Veces
2001 - El Turpial Que VIvio Dos Veces [The Troupial Bird that Lived Twice - Playco's Best Collection] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9789806437128
ISBN-10: 9806437128
Genres: Children's Books, Nonfiction
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UN Pinguino En Maracaibo
2001 - Un Pinguino En Maracaibo [Playco's Best Collection - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9789800752425
ISBN-10: 9800752420
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Memories of Altagracia
1999 - Memories of Altagracia (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780720610369
ISBN-10: 0720610362
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Memorias De Altagracia [Nueva narrativa hispanica - Spanish Edition] (Other)Paperback
Hace Mal Tiempo Afuera [Coleccion Delta - Spanish Edition] (Other)
La casa del tiempo Cuentos
La Casa Del Tiempo Cuentos [Coleccion La tuna de oro - Spanish Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9789802931972
ISBN-10: 9802931977
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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