Enrique Anderson Imbert
Imbert in 1980
|Born||February 12, 1910|
|Died||December 6, 2000 (aged 90)|
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Occupation||Writer, Critic, Professor|
|Genre||Fantasy, Magical Realism|
|Notable works||El Gato de Cheshire, La Prosa|
Born in Córdoba, Argentina, the son of Jose Enrique Anderson and Honorina Imbert, Anderson-Imbert graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with a Ph.D. in 1946. From 1940 until 1947 he taught at the University of Tucumán. In 1947, he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1954. 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. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1967.
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".
With his wife, Margot (née Di Clerico), a librarian, Anderson-Imbert had a son and a daughter. He died on December 6, 2000 in Buenos Aires.
- 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)
- 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)
- La Sandía
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