García Ponce, Juan

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Name
García Ponce, Juan Gender: M
Juan José García Ponce
born on 22 September 1932 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place Mérida (Yucatan), Mexico, 20n58, 89w37
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 29°58' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 02°11 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 03°56'



Juan García Ponce (1981)
photo: Elisa Cabot, license cc-by-sa-2.0

Biography

Mexican novelist, short-story writer, essayist, translator and critic of Mexican art, whose notable works include La aparición de lo invisible (1968) and Las huellas de la voz (1982). In his novels Figura de paja (1964), La casa en la playa (1966), La presencia lejana (1968), La cabaña (1969), La invitación (1972), El nombre olvidado (1970), El libro (1978), Crónica de la intervención (1982), and Inmaculada o los placeres de la Inocencia (1989) he intertwines the erotic with philosophic rigor and the aesthetic, illuminating the secret, demonic side of reality, accepting all of its risks.

He formed an important part of the Generación de Medio Siglo, or the Generación de la Ruptura, along with writers such as José de la Colina, Salvador Elizondo, Inés Arredondo, Sergio Pitol and Elena Poniatowska, and artists and painters such as Manuel Felguerez, Vicente Rojo Almazán, José Luis Cuevas, Roger von Gunten, and Fernando Garcia Ponce.

He received various prestigious prizes including the Premio Teatral Ciudad de México (1956), the Xavier Villaurrutia Award (1972) for his novel Encuentros, the Elías Sourasky Prize (1974), the Premio Anagrama de Ensayo (1981), the Premio de la Crítica (1985), the National Prize for Arts and Sciences in Linguistics and Literature (1989), the FIL Literary Award in Roancme Languages (or Juan Rulfo Prize for Latin American and Caribbean Literature) (2001) and the Medalla Eligio Ancona.

Juan García Ponce died on 27 December 2003, aged 71, in Mexico City.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Yucatán state archives.

Categories

  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels and short stories)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Essayist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award