Enrique Anderson Imbert

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Enrique Anderson-Imbert
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Imbert in 1980
Born (1910-02-12)February 12, 1910
Córdoba, Argentina
Died December 6, 2000(2000-12-06) (aged 90)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Occupation Writer, Critic, Professor
Nationality Argentine
Genres Fantasy, Magical Realism
Notable work(s) El Gato de Cheshire, La Prosa

Enrique Anderson-Imbert (February 12, 1910– December 6, 2000)[1] was an Argentine novelist, short-story writer and literary critic.

Born in Córdoba, Argentina, Anderson-Imbert graduated from the University of Buenos Aires. From 1940 until 1947 he taught at the University of Tucumán. In 1947, he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan.[2] He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1954.[3] He became the first Victor S. Thomas Professor of Hispanic Literature at Harvard University in 1965. Anderson-Imbert remained at Harvard until his retirement in 1980.[2] He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1967.[4]

Anderson-Imbert is best known for his brief "microcuentos" in which he blends fantasy and magical realism. His story "Sala de espera" is taken from The Cheshire Cat, written in 1965; he is also the author of the 1966 short story entitled "Taboo." He also penned the short stories "El Leve Pedro", "El Fantasma", and "Vudu".

He died on December 6, 2000 in Buenos Aires.

Bibliography[edit]

Essays[edit]

  • La flecha en el aire (1937)
  • Ibsen y su tiempo (1946)
  • Historia de la Literatura Hispanoamericana (1955), one vol.
  • Una aventura amorosa de Sarmiento (1969)
  • Teoría del Cuento (1978)
  • La Crítica Literaria y sus Métodos (1979)
  • El Realismo Mágico y Otros Ensayos (1979)
  • Mentiras y Mentirosos en el Mundo de las Letras (1992)
  • La Prosa (1984)
  • Nuevos Estudios Sobre Letras Hispanas (1986)

Narratives[edit]

  • Vigilia (1934)
  • El Gato de Cheshire (1965)
  • El Grimorio (1969)
  • Victoria (1977)
  • La Botella de Klein (1978)
  • La Locura Juega al Ajedrez (1971)
  • Los Primeros Cuentos del Mundo (1978)
  • Anti-Story: an Anthology of Experimental Fiction (1971)
  • Imperial Messages (1976)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Enrique Anderson-Imb". Social Security Death Index. New England Historic Genealogical Society. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Enrique Anderson-Imbert Faculty of Arts and Science - Memorial Minute". Harvard University Gazette. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Enrique Anderson-Imbert". John SImon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 18 April 2011.