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Everywhere in his poetical praxis, metaphors associated with death, suffering, and alienation are overwhelming; all of them challenge us one way or the other to face ourselves in somebody else’s mirror, to think and talk about personal and collective memories, to explore the past in order to understand the future. This piercing irony combined with caustic humor, the fluctuations between geographical pessimism and historical optimism, and a vigorous solidarity with the downtrodden are trademarks of Adoum’s style.
Taught literature in Ecuador; head of the publishing department of the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana; also headed section of National Culture at the Ministry of Education, 1961–63. In 1963 travelled to Egypt, India and Japan as part of UNESCO’s East/West cultural programme; lived in China from 1964 to 1966. Worked for French state radio up to 1968. From 1969 to 1986 he worked for the United Nations in Geneva and for UNESCO in Paris. Returned to Ecuador in 1987. Recipient of the following Encyclopedia of Latin American literature 12 awards: Ecuadorian National Prize for Poetry, 1952 for the first two volumes of Los cuadernos de la tierra; Casa de las Américas Prize, 1960 (the first year it was awarded) for Dios trajo la sombra; the Mexican Xavier Villaurrutia Prize, 1976 for Entre Marx y una mujer desnuda; the Ecuadorian Eugenio Espejo National Prize for Culture, 1989.
MARTÍNEZ Biography Born in Ambato, Ecuador, 1926. Studied for an arts degree at the University of Santiago de Chile. Private secretary to Pablo Neruda for about two years. Taught literature in Ecuador; head of the publishing department of the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana; also headed section of National Culture at the Ministry of Education, 1961–63. In 1963 travelled to Egypt, India and Japan as part of UNESCO’s East/West cultural programme; lived in China from 1964 to 1966. Worked for French state radio up to 1968.
Encyclopedia of Latin American literature by Verity Smith