Onetti, Juan Carlos
|born on||1 July 1909 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )|
|Place||Montevideo, Uruguay, 34s53, 56w11|
|Timezone||LST m56w11 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||08°53' 12°42 Asc. 22°06'|
Uruguayan novelist and short story writer. He was one of Latin America's most distinguished writers, earning Uruguay National Literature Prize in 1962. He was considered a senior member of the 'Generation of 45', a Uruguayan intellectual and literary movement.
He was imprisoned in 1974 by the Uruguayan military government, but was released after 6 months as a result of a protest by international literary figures. He fled to Spain where he spent the rest of his life: he died in Madrid in 1994.
Eduardo Castellanos quotes an interview with Onetti in Spanish "Le voy a contar algo. Nací a las seis de la mañana y mi madre en la infancia y después en la adolescencia, mientras estuve con ellos, me recordaba siempre: fue el único día que te levantaste temprano."
("Let me tell you something. I was born at six in the morning and my mother in childhood and later in adolescence, while I was with them, always said to me: it was the only day you got up early.")
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
- Vocation : Writers : Other Writers (Novelist and short story writer)