Antonio Skármeta


Born
in Antofagasta, Chile, Chile
November 07, 1940


Antonio Skármeta (born Esteban Antonio Skármeta Vranicic) is a Chilean writer, born November 7, 1940 in Antofagasta, Chile. He was born to Croatian immigrants from the Adriatic island of Brač, region of Dalmatia.

His 1985 novel and film[1] Ardiente paciencia ("Ardent Patience") inspired the 1994 Academy Award-winning movie, Il Postino (The Postman). Subsequent editions of the book bore the title El cartero de Neruda (Neruda's Postman). His fiction has since received dozens of awards and has been translated into nearly thirty languages worldwide.

Skármeta studied philosophy and literature both in Chile and at Columbia University in New York. From 1967 to 1973, the year he left Chile (first to Buenos Aires and later to West Berlin), he taught l
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“القطارات التي تقود إلى الجنة ليست محلية على الدوام ، و هي تعلق في محطات رطبة و خانقة . والقطارات الوحيدة السريعة هي تلك التي تسافر إلى الجحيم .”
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“-وماذا في الكلمات من سوء؟
-ليس هناك مخدرًا أسوأ من الكلام”
Antonio Skármeta, The Postman

“لابد من تذوق الكلمات، على المرء أن يتركها تذوب في فمه.”
Antonio Skármeta, The Postman

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October 2014 New School Poll

 
  26 votes, 20.2%

1925, The Trial by Franz Kafka, pages 276
 
  21 votes, 16.3%

 
  12 votes, 9.3%

1920, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, pages 305
 
  10 votes, 7.8%

 
  9 votes, 7.0%

1952, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, 581 pages
 
  8 votes, 6.2%

 
  7 votes, 5.4%

1966, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, pages 311
 
  7 votes, 5.4%

 
  5 votes, 3.9%

 
  5 votes, 3.9%

1952, The Birds by Daphne du Maurier, pages 75
 
  4 votes, 3.1%

1974, Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow, pages 336
 
  4 votes, 3.1%

1957, The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham, pages 220
 
  4 votes, 3.1%

 
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1980. Aztec by Gary Jennings, pages 754
 
  1 vote, 0.8%

1903, The Ambassadors by Henry James, pages 528
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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