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Juan Gabriel Vásquez


Born
in Bogotá, Colombia
January 01, 1973


Juan Gabriel Vásquez is a Colombian writer, journalist and translator. Regarded as one of the most important Latin American novelists working today, he is the author of seven novels, two volumes of stories and two books of literary essays, as well as hundreds of pages of political commentary.

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The Sound of Things Falling

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Reputations

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The Shape of the Ruins

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Retrospective

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The Informers

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Canciones para el incendio

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The Secret History of Costa...

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Lovers on All Saints' Day: ...

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Viajes con un mapa en blanco

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El arte de la distorsión

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“There is no more disastrous mania, no more dangerous whim, than the speculation over roads not taken.”
Juan Gabriel Vásquez, The Sound of Things Falling

“Adulthood brings with it the pernicious illusion of control, and perhaps even depends on it. I mean that mirage of dominion over our own life that allows us to feel like adults, for we associate maturity with autonomy, the sovereign right to determine what is going to happen to us next. Disillusion comes sooner or later, but it always comes, it doesn’t miss an appointment, it never has.”
Juan Gabriel Vásquez, The Sound of Things Falling

“Experience, or what we call experience, is not the inventory of our pains, but rather the learned sympathy towards the pain of others.”
Juan Gabriel Vásquez, The Sound of Things Falling

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