Terenci Moix

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Terenci Moix
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Born (1942-01-05)January 5, 1942
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Died 2 April 2003(2003-04-02) (aged 61)
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Occupation writer, novelist
Language Spanish, Catalan
Nationality Spanish

Terenci Moix (Catalan pronunciation: [təˈɾɛnsi ˈmoʃ]; real name Ramon Moix i Meseguer) (Barcelona, 5 January 1942 - Barcelona, 2 April de 2003) was a Spanish writer who wrote in Spanish and in Catalan. He is also the brother of poet/novelist Anna Maria Moix.

He had a self-taught education. His first work, "La torre de los vicios capitales" was published in 1968. Many of his early works criticised the values of his time, especially the official morality of Francoism. Other works explored camp aesthetics, an element of his work studied by Timothy M. McGovern. He wrote in several newspapers: Tele-Exprés, Tele-Estel, El Correo Catalán, Destino, Nuevos Fotogramas, Serra d'Or and El País. He was openly homosexual and participated many TV gatherings. He died of lung emphysema related to his use of tobacco.

An annual literature prize, bearing his name, the Terenci Moix Fundación Arena de Narrativa Gay y Lésbica has been instituted; won most recently by the Anglo-Spanish novelist Rafael Peñas Cruz for his coming-of-age work "Charlie".

Novels[edit]

  • La torre de los vicios capitales
  • El dia que murio Marilyn
  • Olas sobre una roca desierta
  • Món mascle
  • La caiguda de L'imperi sodomita
  • La increada conciencia de la raza o melodrama
  • Sadistic, esperpentic i adhuc metafisic
  • Nuestro Virgen de los mártires
  • Amami, Alfredo! o polvo de estrellas
  • No digas que fue un sueño
  • Garras de astracan"
  • Mujercisimas
  • La herida de la esfinge
  • El arpista ciego

Collections of Short Stories[edit]

La torre de los vicios capitales "Tots els contes" ("Todos los cuentos")

Essays[edit]

  • Iniciació a una història del cine
  • Los cómics, arte para el consumo y formas pop
  • El sadismo de nuestra infancia
  • Terenci del Nilo
  • Crónicas italianas
  • Hollywood stories (2 vols.)
  • Tres viajes románticos

External links[edit]

  • Terenci Moix at the Association of Catalan Language Writers, AELC. In Catalan, English and Spanish.