Carmen Naranjo Coto (January 30, 1928 – January 4, 2012) was a Costa Rican novelist, poet and essayist.
Naranjo was born in
Cartago, the capital city of the Cartago Province. She received her primary education there at the Escuela República de Perú and her secondary at the Colegio Superior de Señoritas.
She received her
in Philology from the licenciatura University of Costa Rica and pursued post-graduate studies at the Universidad Autónoma de México and the University of Iowa.
Naranjo served as Costa Rica's ambassador to
Israel in the 1970s and also as the country's minister of culture. She was the author of the Costa Rican system of social security. [1 ] [2 ]
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Cancion de la ternura, 1964
Misa a oscuras, 1964
Hacia tu isla, 1966
Los perros no ladraron, 1966
Memorias de un hombre palabra, 1968
Diario de una multitud, 1974
Cinco temas en busca de un pensador, 1977
Mi guerrilla, 1977
Nunca hubo alguna vez, 1984
El caso 117.720, 1987
En partes, 1994
Más allá del Parismina, 2001
En esta tierra redonda y plana, 2001
Marina Jiménez de Bolandi: recordándola, 2002
El Truco Florido,
Translations of her short stories into English include:
Rosario Santos (ed.),
And We Sold the Rain: Contemporary Fiction from Central America (title story in the collection), Seven Stories Press, (2nd edition 1996); ISBN 1-888363-03-7 Barbara Ras (ed.),
Costa Rica: A Traveler's Literary Companion, Whereabouts Press (1993); ISBN 1-883513-00-6 Linda Britt (trans.),
There Never Was a Once Upon a Time, Latin American Literary Review Press (1989); ISBN ISBN 978-0935480412 Andrés Alfaro (trans.), "Wouldn't You Believe It?" Trinity Jolt Journal of Literary Translation.
Vol. 2. (Apr. 2014). Translated from the short story "A qué no me van a creer?" by Carmen Naranjo.
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