Llanto por la muerte de Luis Sepúlveda

Luis Sepúlveda, one of the giants of the 20th Century, the “citizen before than a writer”, the writer who chose literature to “give voice to those who have no voice”, died today in Oviedo, Spain, because of the Coronavirus (COVID -19).
A natural born fighter, arrested twice and sentenced to exile during the dictatorship of Pinochet, enemy of neoliberalism, convinced ecologist, Sepúlveda, who had regained Chilean citizenship in 2017, has been fighting against the insidious and sneaky enemy until the last.

Very famous in Italy as well as in the rest of the world, he saw one of his tales, ‘History of a seagull and a cat who taught her to fly’ (in original ‘Historia de una gaviota y del gato que le enseñó a volar’, in Italian ‘Storia di una gabbianella e di un gatto che le insegnò a volare’), changed into a successful animated film by Enzo d’Alò.
As for the rest, hereafter his entire oeuvre*:


  • Crónica de Pedro Nadie (1969; English title: Chronicle of Pedro Nobody)
  • Los miedos, las vidas, las muertes y otras alucinaciones (1986; Fear, Life, Death, and other Hallucinations)
  • Cuaderno de viaje (1987; Travel Log)
  • Mundo del Fin del Mundo (1989; The World at the End of the World)
  • Un viejo que leía novelas de amor (1989; The Old Man Who Read Love Stories)
  • La frontera extraviada (1994; The Lost Frontier)
  • Nombre de torero (1994; The Name of a Bullfighter)
  • Al andar se hace el camino se hace el camino al andar (1995; Patagonia Express)
  • Historia de una gaviota y del gato que le enseñó a volar (1996; The Story of A Seagull and The Cat Who Taught Her To Fly)
  • Historias marginales (2000)
  • Hot line (2002)
  • La locura de Pinochet y otros artículos (2002)
  • Cuaderno de viaje
  • Diario de un killer sentimental seguido de Yacaré
  • Komplot: Primera parte de una antología irresponsable
  • Los peores cuentos de los hermanos Grim (with Mario Delgado Aparaín, 2004)


  • Vivir a los 17, 1986 director and writer
  • Tierra del fuego, 2000 screenplay
  • Nowhere, 2002 director and writer
  • Coração verde, 2002 writer


  • Eduardo Montes-Bradley (1999). Harto The Borges (Feature Documentary). U.S.: Patagonia Film Group, U.S.


*Source: Wikipedia

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