Pasavento. Review of Hispanic Studies, vol. vol. VI, n.º 1 (invierno 2018), pp. 189-210, ISSN: 2255-4505

THE EARLY WORK AND CAREER OF JUAN GABRIEL VÁSQUEZ

Jasper Vervaeke

jasper.vervaeke@kuleuven.be


Abstract

This article offers a panorama of the early work and career of the Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Bogotá, 1973). The suggested lines of interpretation for works such as Persona (novel, 1997), Alina suplicante (novel, 1999) and The All Saints’ Day Lovers (short stories, 2001) will be complemented with contextual details on literary vocation, publication processes, expatriation, sideline activities, and intellectual networks. By doing so, the critical overview points out how Vásquez laid the foundations of both his poetics and his literary career.


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Keywords

Juan Gabriel Vásquez; Early Work; Publishing Industry; Intellectual Networks; Literary Biography

Reception Date

08.30.2017

Definitive Acceptance Date

01.16.2018

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