Mario Benedetti

URUGUAY, 1920 - 2009

From the same generation as Julio Cortázar, Carlos Fuentes and José Donoso, Mario Benedetti is one of the relatively few writers to have successfully combined a sense of aesthetic mission with a political conscience. His novels are at once some of the most profound and most towering literary portraits of Latin America society as a whole.  

One of Latin America's most respected, popular and prolific writers, who excelled as a novelist, poet, playwright and essayist while immersing himself in the region's political struggles.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

"With so little of Benedetti's work to be found in English, the posthumous publication of a recently translated collection of his short stories is a welcome and well-deserved addition to what remains."

JEREMY GARBER on The Rest is Jungle and Other Stories

 

"The Rest is Jungle is a remarkable showcase for the work of a writer who sought to speak of love, power and commitment as directly and passionately as possible."

WORLD LITERATURE TODAY

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By Mario Benedetti

  • Mario Benedetti for Everyone

    POETRY, 2020

    This book pays homage to Mario Benedetti, the man and artist, on what would be his hundredth birthday. The poems selected for the present commemorative edition were written during different...

  • Poetic Anthology

    POETRY, 2020

    ‘I am a poet / gentlemen: / and you should know that poets / live around the corner from this world.' ‘It's hardly a easy task selecting just a few of the most representative...

  • Witness. The Selected Poems of Mario Benedetti

    POETRY, 2012

    Witness is the first collection of Benedetti's poetry in English translation to draw on thirty of his published collections from 1948 - 2009 thereby presenting the full range of his poetic voice...

  • Living Deliberately

    SHORT STORIES, 2007

    Do our own footsteps betray us? What is the difference between an intentional suicide and a vocational one? Posing question such as these, Living Deliberately reflects on life.The life of...

  • Memoria y esperanza

    ESSAY, 2004

  • Inventario tres

    POETRY, 2004

  • El porvenir de mi pasado

    SHORT STORIES, 2003

  • Rincón de haikus

    POETRY, 1999

  • Buzón de tiempo

    SHORT STORIES, 1999

  • Poetry with the young

    POETRY, 1997

    Poems from "Poetry with the young" recited by Mario Benedetti.

  • Scaffolding

    NOVEL, 1996

    What is left of the country of one's memory upon their return from a lengthy exile? Scaffolding tells the tale of the experiences and missteps of Javier Montes who returns to Montevideo after...

  • Love, Women and Life

    POETRY. 1995

    “Love is one of the defining elements of life. Whether it is brief or lasting, spontaneous or carefully constructed it is the epitome of human relationships.” MARIO BENEDETTI...

  • El ejercicio del criterio

    NON FICTION, 1995

  • Cuentos completos

    SHORT STORIES, 1994

  • Inventario dos

    POETRY, 1993

  • Inventario

    POETRY, 1993

  • Coffee Grounds

    NOVEL, 1992

    Claudio goes back in time to when he was five years old to recount the anecdotes, people and historical events that defined his life. Benedetti’s gaze lingers on anecdotes that stimulate...

  • La realidad y la palabra

    NON FICTION, 1991

  • Despistes y franquezas

    SHORT STORIES, 1989

  • Letras de emergencia

    POETRY, 1984

  • Springtime in a Broken Mirror

    NOVEL, 1982

    Spring in a Broken Mirror is a direct, painful account of a divided society, one fractured by repression and authoritarianism, and tries to build a bridge between two regions – Uruguay...

  • Pedro y el capitán

    THEATER, 1979

  • El cumpleaños de Juan Ángel

    NOVEL IN VERSE, 1971

  • Thanks for the Light

    NOVEL, 1965

    This story of ignominy and death is also an account of collective impotence. A grotesque prophecy confirmed by harsh reality ends in the murder of a father in a rite of purification....

  • The Truce

    NOVEL, 1960

    Martin Santomé, a widower with three children, begins, on the eve of retirement, to record his gray and unspectacular life in a journal. The daily life of routine at the office and in a...

  • Who among us?

    NOVEL, 1953

    'This novel is a jewel ... one of those books that enters the soul, which it is impossible not to be conquered by. It is a masterpiece like few others' Huffington Post Miguel and Alicia fall...

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