Juan José Burzi

Argentina, 1976

Juan José Burzi was born in Lanús, Buenos Aires Province, in 1976. He is an English teacher, librarian, publisher and translator. He has written children's books such as Miedo a la oscuridad (Afraid of the Dark, Estrada, 2006) and Tres deseos (Three Wishes, La estación, 2018), as well as translating classic authors such as H. P. Lovecraft, G. K. Chesterton and Sheridan Le Fanu, among others. He was director of the collection Sólo cuentos for the Editorial de la Universidad de La Plata, which brought out his first story collection, Un dios demasiado pequeño (Too Small a God, Edulp, 2009, 3rd in the Ciudad de Buenos Aires Prize for Literature), which was followed by Sueños del hombre elefante (Dreams of the Elephant Man, Gárgola, 2012), Los deseantes (The Lustful, Zona Borde, 2015) and Shibari (Evaristo Editorial, 2018). Some of the stories featured in this book have been translated and published in English and French in different magazines. He founded and directed the literary criticism magazine Los asesinos tímidos (The Shy Assassins, 2005-2014) and has given several courses and workshops on Irish, Japanese, American and European literature. He is also the author of a non-fiction book about painting: La mirada en las sombras. En torno a Caravaggio (The Gaze in the Shadows, Regarding Caravaggio, 17 grises, 2019).

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By Juan José Burzi

  • The Gaze in the Shadows

    ESSAY, 2019

    This book is an undulating, seductive look at the life and work of one of the leading Italian painters of the late 16th and early 17th centuries: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. This isn't an...

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