Felisberto Hernández


Born
in Montevideo, Uruguay
October 20, 1902

Died
January 13, 1964

Genre

Influences


Writer and pianist.
Considered to be the forefather of fabulism, predating writers such as Gabriel García Márquez, Italo Calvino and Julio Cortázar, who all note Hernández as a major influence.

Average rating: 4.04 · 1,924 ratings · 224 reviews · 51 distinct worksSimilar authors
Piano Stories

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4.17 avg rating — 230 ratings — published 1993 — 5 editions
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Nadie encendía las lámparas

4.08 avg rating — 232 ratings — published 1947 — 12 editions
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Lands of Memory

4.01 avg rating — 185 ratings — published 1983 — 5 editions
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Las hortensias y otros cuentos

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4.11 avg rating — 205 ratings — published 1949 — 13 editions
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La casa inundada y otros cu...

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Cuentos reunidos

3.96 avg rating — 54 ratings
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Obras Completas Vol 1 - Pri...

4.29 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1999
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Obras Completas Vol 2 - El ...

4.34 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1983 — 3 editions
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Por los tiempos de Clemente...

4.03 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1942 — 3 editions
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Obras Completas Vol 3 - Tie...

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More books by Felisberto Hernández…
“I do not believe that I should only write about what I know but that I should write also of the other.”
Felisberto Hernandez

“I was in the situation of someone who has assumed, all his life, that madness was on eway, and suddenly in its grip, discovers that it is not only different from the way he'd imagined but that the person suffering from it is someone else, and that this someone else is not interested in finding out what madness is like: he is simply immersed in it, or it has descended on him, and that's that.”
Felisberto Hernandez, Piano Stories

“...atendía la vida como quien come distraído.”
Felisberto Hernández

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