Francisco Coloane


Francisco Coloane

Infobox Person
name = Francisco Coloane


image_size = 150px
caption = Francisco Coloane
birth_date = birth date|1910|7|19|mf=y
birth_place = Chiloé, Chile
death_date = death date and age|2002|8|5|1910|7|19|mf=y
death_place = Santiago, Chile

Francisco Coloane (July 19, 1910 – August 5, 2002) was a Chilean novelist and short fiction writer whose works were translated into many languages. Some of his books were adapted to theatre and film.

Biography

He was born in the southern Chilean island of Chiloé, and his literary career expanded from "Perros, Caballos y Hombres”" (Dogs, Horses and Men) in 1935 to the publication of his memoirs "“Los Pasos del Hombre”" (The steps of man) in 2000. Among his most famous works (translated into English, French, Italian, Greek, German, Polish and Dutch) are: "“La Tierra del Fuego se Apago”"/Tierra del Fuego has burnt Out) (1945); "“Golfo de Penas”"/Gulf of Sorrow (1957); "“El Camino de la Ballena”/"The Whales Path (1962); "“El Guanaco Blanco”/"The White Guanaco (1980); and "“El Corazón del Témpano”/"The Heart of the Iceberg (1991). Coloane was awarded the "Premio Nacional de Literatura" (National Prize for Literature) in 1964 in Chile. In 1997, he was awarded the "Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" (Order of Arts and Letters) by the French Republic, where he won considerable notoriety for his work in the 1990s. Coloane was an active member of the Communist Party of Chile for most of his adult life, and a lover of nature who celebrated his 89th birthday by swimming in the freezing waters of the Pacific Ocean - which in his opinion kept him “vital and active”. Miguel Littin’s movie, "“Tierra del Fuego”", is based on a work by Coloane.

After his death, the Chilean government recognized him as a central figure of 20th-century Chilean literature.

elected works

*Cabo de Hornos (Cape Horn) (1941)
*El ultimo grumete de la Baquedano (1941)
*La Tierra del Fuego se Apago (Tierra del Fuego has burnt out) (1945)
*Golfo de Penas (1945)
*Los Conquistadores de la Antártida (1945)
*Tierra del Fuego (1956)
*El Camino de la ballena (The Whales Path) (1962)
*El Chilote Otey y otros relatos (1971)
*Cuentos Completos (Complete Stories) (1999)

References

*Memoria Chilena: "Portal de la Cultura de Chile." Presenta: Francisco Coloane (1910-2002) [http://www.memoriachilena.cl/mchilena01/temas/index.asp?id_ut=franciscocoloane(1910-2002)]
*Escritores de Chile (UNESCO) [http://www.escritores.cl/base.php?f1=semblanzas/texto/coloane.htm]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Francisco Coloane — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Francisco Coloane Nombre Francisco Coloane Nacimiento 19 de julio de 1910 Quemchi (Chiloé), Chile Defunción …   Wikipedia Español

  • Francisco Coloane — (19 de julio de 1910; Quemchi, Chiloé 5 de agosto de 2002; Santiago de Chile) cuentista y novelista chileno, ganador del Premio Nacional de Literatura en 1964. Estudió en …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Francisco Coloane — Büste Francisco Coloanes in Quemchi Francisco Coloane Cárdenas (* 19. Juli 1910 in Quemchi, Insel Chiloé; † 5. August 2002 in Santiago de Chile) war ein chilenischer Schriftsteller, der vorwiegend Kurzgeschichten und Romane in …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Francisco Coloane — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Coloane. Buste de Francisco Coloane, sur la place de Quemchi. Francisco Coloane est un écrivain chilien né le 19 juillet 1 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Parque Marino Francisco Coloane — Categoría UICN II (Parque nacional) Aleta caudal de la ballena jorobada …   Wikipedia Español

  • Coloane — 22°07′27″N 113°34′01″E / 22.12417, 113.56694 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Coloane — Island Chinese name Traditional Chinese 路環島 Simplified Chinese 路环岛 Cantonese Jyutping lou6 waan4 …   Wikipedia

  • Coloane Park — is a large park located on the southern section of Coloane Island in the former Portuguese colony of Macau, now a Special Administrative Region of the People s Republic of China. Features of the park include: Coloane Hiking Trail picnic areas… …   Wikipedia

  • Francisco Craveiro Lopes — Viscount of Molenos Francisco Craveiro Lopes by Eduardo Malta 12th President of Portugal (4th since the 1926 coup d état) (2nd of the Estado Novo) In office July 21, 1951 – August 9, 1958 Prime Minister …   Wikipedia

  • Coloane — Lage der Halbinsel Coloane in Macao Coloane (chinesisch 路環島 / 路环岛 Lùhuán Dǎo) ist eine Stadt auf dem gleichnamigen Inselteil in der Sonderverwaltungszone Macao, Volksrepublik China. Im Gemeindebezirk Coloane leben 3.292… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.