Onetti was born in Montevideo , Uruguay. He was the son of Carlos Onetti, a customs official of Irish descent, and Honoria Borges, a Brazilian who belonged to a Brazilian aristocratic family from the state of Rio Grande do Sul. He remembered his childhood as a happy time, describing his parents as a very close and loving couple with their children. The original surname of his family was O'Nety of Irish or Scottish origin.

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Start your review of El pozo. May 08, Octavio Tejeiro rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorite. Filled with gritty imagery, this book feels like a beauty statement on living without hope, to just sit and contemplate seconds as they melt alongside our existence throught the eyes of a chest opened wretch. Truly sincere, solemn and effete. Mar 14, Ana Eleonor rated it it was amazing Shelves: literatura-latinoamericana-latin-am.

It's a short novel where there's a lot to be told. There's not a waste of time or words. It would always refer to the act of writing.

The character is also the narrator and he constructs consciously himself and all the characters that will appear in the story. This is so radical that he leaves a hint of creating even his own name. This is the type of narrative structure where nothing happens, because the narrator Eladio Linacero never moves, it is a story of a story telling. It's interesting how El It's a short novel where there's a lot to be told. It's interesting how Eladio Linacero let you know that he's writing as if all these were his memories, but in a playful way, he goes back and forward with the idea that in fact they could be just a fabrication of his own imagination.

I'll probably write in depth about this short novel on my blog There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. About Juan Carlos Onetti. Juan Carlos Onetti. A high school drop-out, Onetti's first novel, El pozo, published in , met with his close friends' immediate acclaim, as well as from some writers and journalists of his time.

Aged 30, Onetti was already working as editing secretary of the famous weekly Uruguayan newspaper Marcha. He had lived for some years in Buenos Aires, where he published short stories and wrote cinema critiques for the local media, and met and befriended the notorious novelist and journalist, Roberto Arlt "El juguete rabioso", "Los siete locos", "Los lanzallamas".

He went on to become one of Latin America's most distinguished writers, earning Uruguay's National Prize in literature in In , he and some of his colleagues were imprisoned by the military dictatorship. Their crime: as members of the jury, they had chosen Nelson Marra's short story El guardaespaldas i.

Due to a series of misunderstandings and the need to fill some space in the following day's edition , El guardaespaldas was published in Marcha, although it had been widely agreed among them that they shouldn't and wouldn't do so, knowing this would be the perfect excuse for the military to intervene Marcha, considering the subject of the story the interior monologue of a top-rank military officer who recounts his murders and atrocious behavior, much as it was happening with the functioning regime.

Onetti left his native country and his much-loved city of Montevideo after being imprisoned for 6 months in Colonia Etchepare, a mental institution. There he continued his career as a writer, being awarded the most prestigious literary prize in the Spanish-speaking world, the Premio Cervantes. He remained in Madrid until his death in He is interred in the Cementerio de la Almudena in Madrid. Books by Juan Carlos Onetti. As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of young ad Read more Trivia About El pozo.

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