[act-ma] Salvadoran author MANLIO ARGUETA in Boston this week

Mary Dean mary-dean at rcn.com
Tue Nov 29 09:05:19 PST 2011


The Salvadoran Consulate, Casa El Salvador, and the Department of Romance
Studies at Boston University are pleased to invite you to the following
events:

 

TUESDAY 11/29/11 (THIS AFTERNOON) 4:30 PM

Lecture/Discussion:  “Reflections on the role of culture and art on the
development of Central American civil society”

Boston University College of Arts and Sciences, Room 132 (first floor), 685
Commonwealth Ave

 

WEDNESDAY 11/30/11, 6:00 pm

Manlio Argueta presents the Salvadoran film:  "Maria en tierra de nadie"

Boston University, Kenmore Classroom Building 101, 565 Commonwealth Ave

 

THURSDAY 12/1/11, 5:00 PM

Poetry Reading by Manlio Argueta

Boston University College of Arts and Sciences, Room 132 (first floor), 685
Commonwealth Ave

 

Manlio Argueta is one of Central America’s greatest living writers.  Born in
San Miguel, El Salvador, in 1935, Argueta was a member of the “Generación
Comprometida” that arose in El Salvador in the mid-1950’s and that included
other prominent Salvadoran writers such as Roque Dalton, Roberto Armijo, and
Italo López Vallecillos.  Author of many volumes of poetry and nine novels,
he is perhaps best known for Un día en la vida (1980).  Translated into
fifteen languages and taught at universities throughout the world, the novel
depicts the terrible repression in the Salvadoran countryside just prior to
the beginning of the country’s civil war (1980-1992).  During his years in
political exile in Costa Rica, Argueta was the Director of EDUCA, a key
Central American academic and literary publisher, and taught at the
Universidad de Costa Rica.  Since the year 2000 he has served as the
Director of El Salvador’s National Library, a role in which he has worked
hard to rebuild the country’s civil society in the post-war era.  Argueta
has lectured and done readings of his work throughout Latin America, the
United States, and Europe.  His Poesía completa was published by Ediciones
Hispamérica of the University of Maryland in 2005.  Among the many awards
and prizes he has received are the Spanish government’s Orden de Mérito
Cívico and the Casa de las Américas novel prize (Caperucita en la zona roja,
1978).

 

All events are free. Please come!

 

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