Eduardo Gudiño Kieffer

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Eduardo Gudiño Kieffer (November 2, 1935—September 20, 2002) was an Argentine writer, born in Esperanza, Santa Fe. From his mother side, he is related to Argentinean painter Sebastian Spreng, also a native of Esperanza.

He was part of the latin american literature boom of the 1960s. He graduated as a lawyer at the Universidad del Litoral (Santa Fe) but never practiced law. He wrote novels, essays, short stories, children's books, scripts and theatre plays. He was also a renowned journalist. His books have been translated into many languages (English language, French language, Portuguese language, Dutch language and Polish language, among others).

He was also part of the jury in many literary contests. His main theme was Buenos Aires, and he was named "Ciudadano Ilustre de la Ciudad" (Distinguished Citizen of Buenos Aires). He was married to Beatriz Trento and divorced and had three children: Florencio, Nicolás and Agustín. None of them is a writer. He died in Buenos Aires in 2002.

Works[edit]

Novels

  • Para comerte mejor (1968)
  • Guía de pecadores (1972)
  • La hora de María y el pájaro de oro (1975)
  • Será por eso que la quiero tanto (1975)
  • Medias negras, peluca rubia (1979)
  • ¿Somos? (1982), Magia blanca (1986)
  • Kerkya, Kerkyra (1988), Bajo amor en alta mar (1994)
  • El príncipe de los lirios (1995). Short stories' collections: Fabulario (1960)
  • Ta te tías y otros cuentos (1980)
  • Jaque a Pa y Ma (1982)
  • No son tan Buenos tus Aires (1982)
  • Un ángel en patitas (1984)
  • Buenos Aires por arte de magia (1986)
  • Historia y cuentos del alfabeto (1987)
  • Angeles buscando infancia (1987)
  • Nombres de mujer (1988), Malas malísimas (1998)
  • Diez fantasmas de Buenos Aires (1998)

Essays

  • Carta abierta a Buenos Aires violento (1970)
  • Manual para nativos pensantes (1985)
  • A Buenos Aires (1986)
  • El peinetón (1986)

Scripts

  • Vení conmigo (1972)
  • La hora de María y el pájaro de oro (1975)
  • Desde el abismo (1980)
  • ¿Somos? (1982).

References[edit]

Obituary: Eduardo Gudino Kieffer, The Independent (London), September 27, 2002