José Agustín


Born
in Acapulco, Mexico
August 19, 1944

Genre

Influences


José Agustín Ramírez Gómez is a Mexican novelist.

Agustin's first novel, La Tumba (The Tomb) was the brief but provocative story of a Mexican upperclass teen, deemed indecent by the public but gathering praise from older writers. This and his most famous work, De Perfil (Profile view), a fast and detailed view of three days in the main character's life, show stylistic similarities to James Joyce's work, especially A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

He was considered a member of the so-called Onda literature, onda (wave) being slang for current and fashionable views in the eyes of young people.

A common technique in his work is mixing character's speech with narrative, without making any kind of distinction,(free indirect discourse). Thus
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Average rating: 3.74 · 5,898 ratings · 487 reviews · 58 distinct worksSimilar authors
La tumba

3.69 avg rating — 2,171 ratings — published 1964 — 8 editions
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Ciudades Desiertas

3.81 avg rating — 800 ratings — published 1982 — 16 editions
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De perfil

3.76 avg rating — 454 ratings — published 1966 — 8 editions
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La Panza Del Tepozteco

3.45 avg rating — 479 ratings — published 1992 — 14 editions
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Tragicomedia Mexicana 1: La...

4.01 avg rating — 267 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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La contracultura en México

3.74 avg rating — 236 ratings — published 1996 — 7 editions
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Se está haciendo tarde

3.90 avg rating — 197 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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Vida Con Mi Viuda

3.63 avg rating — 186 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Tragicomedia Mexicana 2

4.07 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Tragicomedia mexicana 3: La...

4.03 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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“La cárcel representa una de las peores derrotas que pueden ocurrir, pero precisamente por eso, por su radicalidad, se puede transmutar en un gran éxito.”
José Agustín, El rock de la cárcel

“«Nos fuimos a la cama y ahí, sin venir al caso, me aventó lo siguiente: ¿verdad que es muy hermoso nuestro señor Jesucristo?» (1992), «La reina del metro».”
José Agustín, La miel derramada

“Qué miedo tan idiota ante la muerte, es lo único digno de estudiarse en esta vida.

Gabriel Guía”
José Agustín, La tumba



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