May 00 Alvaro Uribe

Alvaro Uribe



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Alvaro Uribe was born in Mexico City in 1953.  He studied philosophy at the National University of Mexico, where he graduated in 1977 with a dissertation on John Locke' s theory of knowledge.  Lecturer, diplomat, publisher, Álvaro is above all a writer.  His bibliography includes short stories, a novel and essays.  According to the critic Christopher Domínguez Michaels, "Uribe is one of the most rigorous writers of his generation and in The Dead' s Lantern there are perfect texts, because of their structure as well as their subtle fantasy."

Álvaro Uribe has published in the main magazines and cultural supplements of Mexico, the USA, France, Germany, Perú, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.  His short stories have appeared in the most important recent anthologies of Mexican narrative.  He has written Topos (1980), El cuento de nunca acabar (The Never-Ending Story, 1981), La audiencia de los pájaros (The Bird' s Audience, 1986), La linterna de los muertos (The Dead' s Lantern, 1989), La lotería de San Jorge (San Jorge' s Lotto, 1995), Recordatorios de Federico Gamboa (Remembrances of Federico Gamboa, 1999) and La otra mitad (The Other Half, 1999).

Monday, 8th May 2000

5.00 p.m.

O'Rahilly Building, Rm 1.24

Followed by reception in 1.51

(The reading will be in English)

Centre for Mexican Studies

Room 1.51, First Floor - Block B East, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork Ireland