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Britto García, Luis

(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

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Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
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