Una vida en cartas. Corrrespondencia 1944 – 1983
Montevideo: Estuario Editora, 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 879p., bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #81228
The volume brings together a selection of the vast correspondence that Ángel Rama, one of the greatest Latin American essayists and critics, maintained with the most relevant names of his time.
The almost forty years covered by this selection of his correspondence, which began when he was 18 years old and ended in 1983, a few days before the plane crash that killed him, are a faithful reflection of his theoretical conceptions about the central role of culture in everything. social transformation process. And they are, at the same time, a sample of his early efforts to publicize the best of the continent's literature.
The letters with authors such as Julio Cortázar, Ezequiel Martínez Estrada, Augusto Roa Bastos, Juan Carlos Onetti, Mario Vargas Llosa, Roberto Fernández Retamar, Octavio Paz, Mario Benedetti, Amanda Berenguer, José Emilio Pacheco, Idea Vilariño, Eduardo Galeano, among many others , are an example of his passionate interest in what was written in those years —so relevant to the history of Latin American culture—, of his erudition and his amazing capacity for work.
With introductory texts by Beatriz Sarlo and Rosario Peyrou, this epistolary work can also be read as an autobiographical testimony of the trajectory of this key figure for any reflection on the future of Latin America.