Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. LGBT Studies. Translated from the Spanish by Donald Wellman and the author. "Roberto Echavarren writes riffs in a style that might be called "gonzogongorism." He is fast and funny, cool, catchy and cruel. If you stick with him, you'll become unstuck, but you'll end up knowing more about yourself and what may be happening to you."—John Ashbery
"To speak of Roberto Echavarren is to speak of the Neobaroque, and of a need to scandalize and provoke. It is also to speak of polyphonic verbal pyrotechnics of a kind rarely seen before in Uruguayan poetry."—Alvaro Ojeda
"Whispering a language of oddities, THE ESPRESSO BETWEEN SLEEP AND WAKEFULNESS advances as a mixture of cruelty and humor, where the events express a unique generative law: that of the metamorfosis between the animal and the human, between the organic and the inorganic, between the personal and the impersonal."—Adrián Cangi
Roberto Echavarren is one of Uruguay's most prolific and renowned writers. Born in Montevideo, his many books of poetry include Centralasia (Ministerio de Cultura of Uruguay Award), El expreso entre el sueño y la vigilia (Nancy Bacelo Foundation Award; US bilingual edition: THE ESPRESSO BETWEEN SLEEP AND WAKEFULNESS), El monte nativo and Performance, género y transgénero, an anthology of his poetry plus interviews and articles by critics about his work. Novels include Ave Rock (edited in Argentina, Uruguay and Spain), El diablo en el pelo (The Devil in the Hair, edited in Uruguay and Argentina), Las aventuras de la negra Lola (The Adventures of Black Lola, edited in Uruguay and Chile), Archipiélago: Tres novelas: El pintor de Creta, El surfista de Bali, El fotógrafo de Manhattan (Penguin Random House 2017), and Las noches rusas (Russian Nights), a chronicle of political and cultural life of Russia in the twentieth century. He has taught for two decades as a Full Professor at New York University. He has also taught at the University of London, at the Instituto Rojas of the University of Buenos Aires, at the University of Chile, and at the University of the Republic in Montevideo.
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