Alberto Fuguet Wiki
Alberto Fuguet(full name: Alberto Felipe Fuguet de Goyeneche) is a Chilean writer, journalist, film critic, and film director who rose to critical prominence in the 1990s as part of the movement known as the New Chilean Narrative. Although he was born in Santiago, he spent his first 13 years of life in Encino, California. He was among the fifty Latin American leaders selected by Time Magazine and CNN in 1999, and he appeared on the front page of Newsweek Magazine in 2002.
Alberto Fuguet Biography
Fuguet was born in Santiago, Chile, but his family moved to Encino, California where he lived until age 13. He is a graduate of the University of Chile’s School of Journalism.
In 1999 Time called Fuguet one of the 50 most important Latin Americans for the next millennium. In 2003, he was featured on the cover of the international edition of Newsweek magazine to represent a new generation of writers.
Fuguet currently heads the program in Contemporary Audiovisual Culture at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado’s School of Journalism in Santiago. He also writes for the newspaper El Mercurio and is at work on two new projects: the film Perdidos and the book Missing.
Alberto Fuguet Writing
Fuguet’s work is characterized by a United States/Chilean hybridity, with constant cross-references to the popular cultures of the two nations. In 1996 he co-edited (with Sergio Gómez) the anthology McOndo, whose title combined McDonald’s with Macondo, the fictional town created by Gabriel García Márquez.
McOndo represented popular culture while largely rejecting the use of magical realism in contemporary Latin American fiction.
Fuguet’s other books are the short story collections Sobredosis and Cortos; the novels Mala Onda, Por favor, rebobinar, Tinta Roja and Las películas de mi Vida; and the non-fiction collection Primera Parte. Mala Onda, which narrates a week in the life of a Santiago teenager in 1980, has received wide acclaim.
Tinta Roja has been made into a film. Las películas de Mi Vida is a semi-autobiographical novel about a Chilean seismologist who grew up in California and later returned to Chile.
Its protagonist recounts his life with references to movies he has watched. Some of Fuguet’s work, including Mala Onda and Las películas de mi Vida, has been translated into English and published in the United States.
2007 saw the release of Road Story, a graphic novel illustrated by Gonzalo Martínez based on one of the stories in Cortos. Under the Alfaguara imprint, the book is claimed by Fuguet and by his sometime-collaborator Francisco Ortega to be the first Chilean graphic novel issued by a major publisher.
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Fuguet was born in Santiago, Chile, but his family moved to Encino, California where he lived until age 13.
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Alberto Fuguet Filmography
- Cola de mono (2018)
- Invierno (2015)
- Música Campesina (2011)
- Velódromo (2010)
- 2 horas (2009)
- Se arrienda (2005) (co-written with Francisco Ortega)
- Las hormigas asesinas (2004)
- En un lugar de la noche (aka Dos hermanos) (writer) (directed by Martín Rodríguez, 2000).
Alberto Fuguet Books
Mala Onda 1991, Missing 2009, Sobredosis 1990, Las películas de mi Vida 2002, The Movies of My Life 2003, McOndo 1996, Shorts 1975, Por favor, rebobinar 1994, Tinta Roja 1996, Primera Parte 2000, and Hecho in the USA 1975
Alberto Fuguet McOndo
McOndo is a Latin American literary movement that breaks with the magical realism mode of narration and counters it with languages borrowed from mass media. The literature of McOndo presents urban Latin American life, in opposition to the rural Latin America of Macondo.
Initiated by Chilean writers Alberto Fuguet and Sergio Gómez in the 1990s, the movement serves as an antidote to the Macondo-ism that demanded of all aspiring Latin American writers that they set their tales in steamy tropical jungles in which the fantastic and the real happily coexisted.
The realistic narratives of McOndo literature refer and allude to popular culture as lived in the cities and suburbs of contemporary Latin American cities—thus the gritty, hard-boiled depictions of poverty and crime, of the local economic consequences of globalization, and of social class and identity differences.
Despite McOndo literature often depicting the social consequences of political economy, the narrative mode is usually less political than that of magical realism.
Alberto Fuguet Sudor
Vertiginoso, salvaje, Sudor es el colosal relato de un editor que describe, con desparpajo y humor corrosivo, el funcionamiento y las relaciones del mundo literario. Suerte de despiadada sátira a la feria de vanidades que pueden ser las giras de prensa de escritores y sus egos desatados, esta novela es también una indagación sin anestesia en un submundo gay donde los afectos quedan relegados a un segundo plano por el despliegue de una serie de relaciones carnales, efímeras y extremas, propiciadas por Grindr, la exitosa red social de contactos homosexuales que Alf, el editor narrador de esta novela, usa con la misma frecuencia con que sus autores lo utilizan a él como consejero, asesor o cómplice.
Entre tanto, la ciudad de Santiago, donde trascurren los pocos días que Sudor relata, cobra una presencia inusitada que raras veces la narrativa chilena ha sabido darle.
Una novela tragicómica, estructurada con maestría por la escritura ágil, festiva y electrizante del mejor Fuguet, aquella que lo ha convertido en una referencia de la literatura hispanoamericana.
Savage and dizzying, Sweat is the extraordinary tale of an editor who describes, with impudence and corrosive humor, the inner workings and relationships of the literary world.
A merciless satire of the vanity fair that press tours for writers and their out-of-control egos can be, this novel is also a sharp inquiry into the gay underworld where affection takes a backseat to the unfolding of a series of fleeting, extreme carnal relationships brought about by Grindr, the successful social network for homosexual contacts that Alf, the editor who narrates this story, uses as often as his authors use him as an advisor, consultant, or accomplice.
Meanwhile, the city of Santiago, where the few days depicted by Sweat take place, takes on an unusual presence that Chilean fiction has rarely been able to capture.
A tragicomic novel structured masterfully with Fuguet’s agile, festive, and electric writing, that has become a landmark piece in Latin American literature.
Las Peliculas De Mi Vida Alberto Fuguet
Las películas de mi Vida (translated as The Movies of My Life: A Novel) is a 2002 semi-autobiographical novel by Chilean writer Alberto Fuguet. The novel has received a significant amount of critical attention.
The novel’s protagonist tells the story of his life lived back and forth between Chile and California. He focuses first on his early youth spent in California, using the films that he saw as a way to characterize this time in his life.
He rather suddenly has to return to Chile in his early teens, coming home to live under Augusto Pinochet’s regime, a major culture shock for him.
Bad Vibes Alberto Fuguet
Alberto Fuguet’s newly translated novel Bad Vibes introduces this popular young Chilean writer to English-language readers. Written in the engaging and intelligent voice of Matias, an alienated, rich, teenage kid, Bad Vibes is frequently described as a South American Catcher in the Rye.
Fuguet’s story is set in 1980, a politically-charged era of Chilean history, when many in the country struggled against the country’s dictatorship, including 17-year-old Matias. Meanwhile, Matias is also breaking up under the strain of adolescence in a collapsing family, of cutting classes and snorting cocaine, and of the pursuit of love, sex, and meaning.
From Library Journal
Bad Vibes (Malo Onda) is Chilean author Fuguet’s first work to appear in English. It is narrated by 17-year-old Matias, who returns from a class holiday in Rio with a massive identity crisis.
Caught between childhood and adulthood with no positive role models except for the “Great Alejandro Paz of Chile,” an intellectual bartender at the local disco, Matias is worried about life under a dictatorship, a father on his second adolescence, anomie, acne, sex, drugs, alcohol, and the secret of his Jewish ancestry in an anti-Semitic culture.
At once a self-indulged, spoiled teenager and a seriously reflective youth seeking some moral and ethical basis from which to begin his adult years, Matias seems destined for self-destruction but miraculously dredges up enough optimism to face the future.
This bleakly humorous novel, set to an American top-40 soundtrack from the 1970s and 1980s, is highly recommended for both academic and public libraries.? Rebecca A. Stuhr-Rommereim, Grinnell Coll. Libs., Ia.
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From Kirkus Reviews
An exceptionally engaging US debut, and first novel, from the Chilean Fuguet (who’s published another novel and a story collection in his native land) just might signal a new stage in Latin fiction: a post-boom natural realism that finds North American precedent not in Faulkner (the hero of Garc¡a M rquez et al.) but in Salinger.
If Fuguet’s self-absorbed young narrator, Matias Vicunas, was really as bored and pathetic as he claims, his narrative wouldn’t be the delightfully garrulous adventure in self-discovery it is. Seventeen and alienated, Matias is pissed off and antisocial, a true rebel without a clue.
So he indulges in the best illicit stuff he can: sex, drugs, and (bad) rock-and-roll. Among Chile’s “golden children”–the privileged kids of the conservative ruling class- -Matias seems hellbent on trouble. Unlike his friends, he’s uninterested in nurturing a career, and he finds no comfort in politics, as his disaffected elders once did.
In fact, Fuguet smartly allows Matias’s one sympathetic teacher–a sexy lit prof– to reveal herself as a political cliche and a rabid left-wing anti- Semite. Which is particularly important because Matias begins to take pride in his family’s great secret: his mother’s Jewish ancestors.
Disgusted by the affected Catholicism of her family, Matias is equally grossed-out by his handsome father and his swinging social set of hypocrites who reserve vice only for their own class, though a father and son debauch (with good coke and expensive hookers) does bring them closer.
Like Holden Caufield, with whom he identifies, Matias craves “innocence,” since he’s “not that complicated. Really.”
The time-warping soundtrack, the slangy translation, and the cool pop references help affirm Fuguet’s sense of 1980s Chile as America in the ’50s. Here is what the new economic prosperity engenders culturally, he implies, and thank goodness we have such a clever novelist to guide us. — Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.