Mario Benedetti


Born
in Paso de los Toros, Uruguay
September 14, 1920

Died
May 17, 2009

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Mario Benedetti (full name: Mario Orlando Hamlet Hardy Brenno Benedetti Farugia) was a Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet. Despite publishing more than 80 books and being published in twenty languages he was not well known in the English-speaking world. He is considered one of Latin America's most important 20th-century writers.

Benedetti was a member of the 'Generation of 45', a Uruguayan intellectual and literary movement and also wrote in the famous weekly Uruguayan newspaper Marcha from 1945 until it was forcibly closed by the military government in 1973, and was its literary director from 1954. From 1973 to 1985 he lived in exile, and returned to Uruguay in March 1983 following the restoration of democracy.
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La tregua

4.21 avg rating — 23,508 ratings — published 1960 — 107 editions
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El amor, las mujeres y la vida

4.28 avg rating — 3,252 ratings — published 1995 — 33 editions
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Primavera con una esquina rota

4.11 avg rating — 3,958 ratings — published 1982 — 35 editions
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Gracias por el fuego

4.04 avg rating — 2,600 ratings — published 1963 — 54 editions
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Pedro y el Capitán

4.14 avg rating — 2,031 ratings — published 1979 — 19 editions
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بقايا القهوة

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3.75 avg rating — 3,901 ratings — published 1992 — 39 editions
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Inventario Uno: Poesía comp...

4.41 avg rating — 1,242 ratings — published 1963 — 18 editions
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Quién de nosotros

3.73 avg rating — 1,688 ratings — published 1953 — 26 editions
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Cuentos completos

4.37 avg rating — 854 ratings — published 2019 — 18 editions
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La muerte y otras sorpresas

4.05 avg rating — 978 ratings — published 1968 — 21 editions
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“Five minutes are enough to dream a whole life, that is how relative time is.”
Mario Benedetti

“Tengo la horrible sensación de que pasa el tiempo y no hago nada y nada acontece, y nada me conmueve hasta la raíz”
Mario Benedetti, La tregua

“Ella me daba la mano y no hacía falta más. Me alcanzaba para sentir que era bien acogido. Más que besarla, más que acostarnos juntos, más que ninguna otra cosa, ella me daba la mano y eso era amor.”
Mario Benedetti, La tregua

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