of the Writer, José Donoso (1925-1996)
some, anguish is an obsesion, while for others anguish is not
having any bread to eat or having to make love on Sundays in a
claring on Saint Christopher's Hill. The novel also reveals the
decadence of the local aristocracy of the period, throught the
eyes of a senile society lady whose death in approaching.
1963, Donoso received the William Faulkner prize for Coronación.
Since then, the novel has been translated into ten languages,
including Japanese and Swedish.
1990, four more prizes confirmed José Donoso's national
and international stature: The Mondello Prize (Italy), Intar Prize
(New York), Roger Caillois Prize (France) and the National Award
for Literature (Chile). In 1992, Chile's Education Ministry organized
an International Colloquium in honor of his 70th birthday.
autor published two more books, El Lugar donde van a Morir
los Elefantes, and Conjeturas sobre la memoria de mi tribu,
before his death, 7 December 1996, in his home. He left 90 pages
of a script for a Mexican television program unfinished.