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Britto García, Luis

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1940-    ) Venezuelan author, playwright and essayist. His fiction has been honoured twice with the Casa de Las Américas prize, for his works Rajatabla ["Strictly"] (coll 1970) and Abrapalabra [wordplay with abracadabra, can be literally translated as "Open Word"] (1980). In 2002 he was the winner of Venezuela's national prize for literature, given as a lifetime achievement award. In 2005 he received the Ezequiel Martínez Estrada "Casa de Las Américas" honorary award. Britto García is best known for his fiction. Rajatabla ["Strictly"] (coll 1970) is a collection of short stories which are characterized by Humour and irony, and refer to Politics repression and violence. Abrapalabra (1979) is a novel which explores the cultural and political development of Venezuela in the twentieth century. La orgía imaginaria ["Imaginary Orgy"] (1984) is a collection of microstories (see Flash Fiction) with elements of Fantasy, surrealism and sf. [SS]

Luis Britto García

born Caracas, Venezuela: 9 October 1940

works (selected)

  • Los fugitivos y otros cuentos ["The Fugitives and Other Stories"] (Caracas, Venezuela: Editorial Pensamiento Vivo, 1964) [coll: pb/]
  • Vela de armas ["Weapons Sail"] (Montevideo, Uruguay: Arca Editorial, 1970) [pb/]
  • Rajatabla ["Strictly"] (La Habana, Cuba: Editorial Casa de las Américas, 1970) [coll: pb/]
  • Abrapalabra [wordplay with abracadabra, can be literally translated as "Open Word"] (La Habana, Cuba: Editorial Casa de las Américas, 1980) [pb/]
  • La orgía imaginaria ["Imaginary Orgy"] (Caracas, Venezuela: Monte Ávila Editores, 1984) [coll: pb/]
  • Me río del mundo ["I Laugh at the World"] (Caracas, Venezuela: Publicaciones Seleven, 1984) [pb/]
  • Rajapalabra [wordplay with Rajatabla and Abrapalabra above] (Mexico DF, Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1994) [coll: pb/]
  • Pirata ["Pirate"] (Caracas, Venezuela: Editorial Santillana, 1998) [pb/]
  • Golpe de gracia ["Quietus"] (Merida, Venezuela: Ediciones El Otro El Mismo, 2001) [coll: pb/]
  • Andanada ["Burst"] (Barcelona, Spain: Editorial Thule, 2005) [coll: pb/]
  • Pare de sufrir ["Stop Suffering"] (Caracas, Venezuela: Biblioteca Últimas Noticias, 2006) [coll: pb/]
  • Arca ["Ark"] (Caracas, Venezuela: Seis Barral, 2007) [coll: pb/]



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