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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Papillon by Henri Charrière, 1969, 544 pages
 
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The Postman by Antonio Skármeta, 1985, 128 pages
 
  25 votes, 8.2%

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