José Donoso, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


José Donoso

Chilean writer

Date of Birth: 05-Oct-1924

Place of Birth: Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

Date of Death: 07-Dec-1996

Profession: screenwriter, writer, journalist

Nationality: Chile

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About José Donoso

  • José Donoso Yáñez (October 5, 1924 – December 7, 1996) was a Chilean writer.
  • He lived most of his life in Chile, although he spent many years in self-imposed exile in Mexico, the United States (Iowa) and mainly Spain.
  • Although he had left his country in the sixties for personal reasons, after 1973 he said his exile was also a form of protest against the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
  • He returned to Chile in 1981 and lived there until his death. Donoso is the author of a number of noted stories and novels, which contributed greatly to the Latin American literary boom.
  • The term 'Boom' was coined in his 1972 essay Historia personal del "boom".[1] His best known works include the novels Coronación, El lugar sin límites (The Place Without Limits) and El obsceno pájaro de la noche (The Obscene Bird of Night).
  • His works deal with a number of themes, including sexuality, the duplicity of identity, psychology, and a sense of dark humor.

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