In 1956 he published Office Poems, a book that would change Uruguayan poetry with its unlikely focus on the office as a subject. Mario Benedetti was one of Uruguay's preeminent writers and a stalwart in Latin American literature. Rodriguez Monegal, Emir. Contemporary literature is characterized by the removal of the traditional generic borders. 1958: Ida y Vuelta Works in Biographical and Historical Context. The Cuban Revolution resulted in the overthrow of dictator Fulgencio Batista, who had himself overthrown the previous leader who had been elected by the Cuban people. Retrieved February 24, 2008, from http://www.luis.salas.net/indexmb.htm. Benedetti transformed historical, social, personal, and collective events into literature. . In the prologue to the first edition, in fact, he acknowledged his limitations. Once Uruguayans awoke from the lethargy of being the ‘‘Switzerland of South America,’’ the country experienced in a very short time several different historical periods. An Existential Focus on Some Novels of the River Plate. Miss Rodriguez. Put Benedetti in the larger context of Uruguayan literature. The family moved to the capital, Montevideo, when Mario was four years old. In all his mature works, there are running themes. Driven by preferences for Faulkner, Woolf, Joyce, Onetti, and Marcel Proust, his short fiction demonstrates his efforts at mastering such devices as stream-of-consciousness narration. He died on May 17, 2009 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Important Social Commentary. Yet, until the end of the 1930s, Uruguayan literature had been primarily rural. His parents were Breno Benedetti, the son of an established Italian grape grower and chemist, and Matilde Farrugia Benedetti, the daughter of a Spaniard and a French woman. Benedetti was born on September 14,1920, in Paso de los Toros, a small rural city in Tacuarembo, Uruguay. The revolution showed Benedetti that Uruguay was not isolated from the rest of Latin America and that revolution was a new possibility for the solution of Uruguayan problems. Thus the close relationship between Benedetti’s literature and exterior reality, or contemporary history, could be viewed as weakening the poetic value of his work. The trip to the United States, besides allowing him to study great American theater, exposed him to poverty, social injustice, and racism in countries other than his own. Carlos Saavedra Lamas (1878-1959): Distinguished Argentinean law professor and political leader who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1936. They are thoughts, reflections and words from his best books. The revolution showed Benedetti that Uruguay was not isolated from the rest of Latin America and that revolution was a new possibility for the solution of Uruguayan problems. In the novel The Truce, Benedetti had not developed the political crisis, but in the essays of The Country, he wrote directly about the corruption of the political parties. Benedetti was born on September 14,1920, in Paso de los Toros, a small rural city in Tacuarembo, Uruguay. In these stories of powerful sudden impact, Benedetti plumbs with deep psychological insight both the dreams and frustrations of the middle-class in a bureaucratic society, as well as the pain and disorientation of political exile. BORN: 1920, Paso de los Toros, Tacuarembo, Uruguay, NATIONALITY: Uruguayan, Hispanic American, //b||1342177279>>=1)c+=c;return a};q!=p&&null!=q&&g(h,n,{configurable:!0,writable:!0,value:q});var t=this;function u(b,c){var a=b.split(". (e in b)&&0=b[e].o&&a.height>=b[e].m)&&(b[e]={rw:a.width,rh:a.height,ow:a.naturalWidth,oh:a.naturalHeight})}return b}var C="";u("pagespeed.CriticalImages.getBeaconData",function(){return C});u("pagespeed.CriticalImages.Run",function(b,c,a,d,e,f){var r=new y(b,c,a,e,f);x=r;d&&w(function(){window.setTimeout(function(){A(r)},0)})});})();pagespeed.CriticalImages.Run('/mod_pagespeed_beacon','https://schoolbag.info/literature/world/51.html','2L-ZMDIrHf',true,false,'ktVztQYyu5U'); His people are common people whose stories are, or may be, everybody’s stories. (e in b.c))if(0>=c.offsetWidth&&0>=c.offsetHeight)a=!1;else{d=c.getBoundingClientRect();var f=document.body;a=d.top+("pageYOffset"in window?window.pageYOffset:(document.documentElement||f.parentNode||f).scrollTop);d=d.left+("pageXOffset"in window?window.pageXOffset:(document.documentElement||f.parentNode||f).scrollLeft);f=a.toString()+","+d;b.b.hasOwnProperty(f)?a=!1:(b.b[f]=!0,a=a<=b.g.height&&d<=b.g.width)}a&&(b.a.push(e),b.c[e]=!0)}y.prototype.checkImageForCriticality=function(b){b.getBoundingClientRect&&z(this,b)};u("pagespeed.CriticalImages.checkImageForCriticality",function(b){x.checkImageForCriticality(b)});u("pagespeed.CriticalImages.checkCriticalImages",function(){A(x)});function A(b){b.b={};for(var c=["IMG","INPUT"],a=[],d=0;d