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Fernando Sorrentino

Fernando Sorrentino is an Argentine writer known for his short stories characterized by subtle satire, irony, and a touch of the fantastical. Born in Buenos Aires, Sorrentino has become a significant figure in contemporary Latin American literature, writing in Spanish with a distinctive voice that often critiques society and politics through allegory and humor.

Sorrentino's career spans several decades, during which he has authored numerous collections of short stories, as well as essays and interviews. His work often delves into the everyday life of Argentinians, weaving in elements of the absurd to highlight the quirks and contradictions of human nature. Notable among his works is the collection "Sanitarios centenarios" (Centenary Health), published in 1977, which has been appreciated for its imaginative storytelling and reflective commentary.

Having worked as a teacher in the field of literature, Sorrentino has a particular affinity for the storytelling process, often engaging in metafictional techniques that poke fun at the act of writing itself. His stories have been translated into several languages, bringing his clever narrative style and thematic ingenuity to a global audience.

In addition to his fiction, Sorrentino has undertaken the task of keeping the legacy of other Argentine writers alive, as evidenced by his interviews and collections with renowned authors like Jorge Luis Borges. As a storyteller, Sorrentino continues to be an influential and beloved figure in Argentina's literary landscape.

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