Si cuarenta mil niños diariamente 

en el purgatorio del hambre y de la sed

si la tortura de los pobres cuerpos

envilece una a una a las almas… 63 palabras más


Mario Benedetti's The Truce (Book acquired, 2 June 2018)

I’m excited about this one! I’ll admit I haven’t heard of Mario Benedetti before. The Truce: The Diary of Martín Santomé (first published in Uruguay 1960) is in English translation from Penguin by Harry Morales. 149 palabras más


The Truce ~ A Capsule Book Review

The Truce ~ A Capsule Book Review by Allen Kopp

Mario Benedetti was a Uruguayan writer who lived from 1920 to 2009. Although not well known in the English-speaking world, he is considered one of the most important Latin American writers of the second half of the twentieth century. 474 palabras más

Springtime in a Broken Mirror

Until 2015, when The Truce was translated by Harry Morales, Uruguayan writer Mario Benedetti had been largely ignored by the English speaking world. Three years later a second novel, … 710 palabras más

Mario Benedetti

Weekend Reading

The lead character from Mario Benedetti‘s short story, Sábado de Gloria, from his collection Montevideanos, on the joy of waking up at the weekend, “Knowing that I can become serious and think about important topics like life, death, football and war.” 61 palabras más