Salvador Elizondo, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Salvador Elizondo

Mexican writer

Date of Birth: 01-Dec-1932

Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico

Date of Death: 29-Mar-2006

Profession: writer, poet, translator, university teacher, journalist, literary critic, linguist

Nationality: Mexico

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Salvador Elizondo

  • Salvador Elizondo Alcalá (Mexico City, December 19, 1932 - March 29, 2006) was a Mexican writer of the 60s Generation of Mexican literature. Regarded as one of the creators of the most influential cult noirè, experimental, intelligent style literature in Latin America, he wrote as a novelist, poet, critic, playwright, and journalist.
  • His most famous novels are Farabeuf (1965) and El hipogeo Secreto (1968).
  • He is also known for El grafĂłgrafo (1972) which is a series of short texts based on linguistic abbreviatory experimentation.
  • Farabeuf (tr.
  • John Incledon) was published in English by Ox & Pigeon in 2015. His style is considered innovative among Mexican contemporary literature for introducing a cosmopolitan view of language and narrative, bringing elements from external literary currents and languages to a refined dialogue of thought and communication.
  • His technique is considered rather unrealistic and proto-fictional, as opposed to magical realism.
  • His works are associated with writers such as Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Julio Cortázar, Juan Rulfo and Georges Bataille.
  • He was also a Professor at UNAM for 25 years (mentor of writers such as Pablo Soler Frost) and received many international grants, such as the Guggenheim and Rockefeller, and was the recipient of the 1990 national prize of literature.
  • Elizondo died in Mexico City on March 29, 2006, of cancer.
  • His funeral was held at the palacio de Bellas Artes.

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