of the Writer, José Donoso (1925-1996)
in Santiago, Chile, José Donoso studied at the Educational
Institute and recived a scholarship to study English Literature
in teh United States for two years.
firts short story collection received the Municipality of Santiago
book award in 1955. "Coronación" (1957)
was the first novel. Later, he published "El lugar sin
Límite" (A place With no Limits), "El
Obseno Pájaro de la Noche" (Obsecene Bird of Night),
"Casa de Campo" (Country House), which received
the Critics Award (Spain), "Desesperanza" (Desperation),
among others, which made him the Chilena writer par excellence
during the Latin American literary "boom".
Donoso is one of the most representative and original writers
of his generation due to his creation of hypnotic atmospheres
and obssed characters. His understanding of literature and creation
itself places him in the genre of the psychological novel.