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Enrique Anderson Imbert

Argentine novelist/writer/literary critic

Died when: 90 years 298 days (1089 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius


Enrique Anderson Imbert

Enrique Anderson-Imbert (February 12, 1910– December 6, 2000) was an Argentine novelist, short-story writer and literary critic.Born in Córdoba, Argentina, the son of Jose Enrique Anderson and Honorina Imbert, Anderson-Imbert graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with a Ph.D. in 1946.

From 1940 until 1947 he taught at the University of Tucumán.In 1947, he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan.

He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1954.He became the first Victor S.Thomas Professor of Hispanic Literature at Harvard University in 1965.

Anderson-Imbert remained at Harvard until his retirement in 1980.He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1967.

Anderson-Imbert is best known for his brief "microcuentos" in which he blends fantasy and magical realism.His story "Sala de espera" is taken from The Cheshire Cat, written in 1965; he is also the author of the 1966 short story entitled "Taboo." He also penned the short stories "El Leve Pedro", "El Fantasma", and "Vudu".

With his wife, Margot (née Di Clerico), a librarian, Anderson-Imbert had a son and a daughter.He died on December 6, 2000 in Buenos Aires.

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