Tomás Eloy Martínez


Born
in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
July 16, 1934

Died
January 31, 2010

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Tomás Eloy Martínez obtained a degree in Spanish and Latin American literature from the University of Tucumán, and an MA at the University of Paris. From 1957 to 1961 he was a film critic in Buenos Aires for the La Nación newspaper, and he then was editor in chief (1962-69) of the magazine Primera Plana. From 1969 to 1970 he worked as a reporter in Paris. In 1969 Martínez interviewed former Argentine President Juan Domingo Perón, who was exiled in Madrid. These interviews were the basis for two of his more celebrated novels, La Novela de Perón (1985) and Santa Evita (1995). In 1970 he and many former writers of Primera Plana worked at the magazine Panorama, where Martínez was the director.

On 15 August 1972 he learned of the uprising of poli
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“Somos, así, los libros que hemos leído. O somos, de lo contrario, el vacío que la ausencia de libros ha abierto en nuestras vidas.”
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“One shouldnt ask oneself how a person flies or why, but simply start flying.”
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“Si dejaba de mirarla no sólo ella quedaría fuera del orden de las cosas, sino también lo que estaba alrededor y a lo mejor él mismo.”
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