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Gustavo Sainz

Biography

Gustavo Sainz was born in Mexico City in 1940. His father was a journalist and he was taught to read at a young age. he worked briefly as a journalist before going to the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, firstly to read law, and then literature. His first novel was published when he was twenty-five. This was one of the early novels of the Onda movement. He spent some time at the University of Iowa, where he completed his second novel. His later novel – A la salud de la serpiente – is about his time there. In the early 1980s he moved to the United States. where he taught in various universities. He became a professor at Indiana University Bloomington. He died in 2015.

Other links

Gustavo Sainz
Gustavo Sainz (in Spanish)
His blog (not updated since 2008 – in Spanish)
Sainz, Gustavo (in Spanish)
Obituary (in Spanish)

Bibliography

1965 Gazapo (Gazapo)
1966 Autobiografía
1969 Obsesivos días circulares
1974 La princesa del Palacio de Hierro (The Princess of the Iron Palace)
1978 Compadre Lobo
1982 Fantasmas aztecas: un pre-texto
1985 Paseo en trapecio
1987 Muchacho en llamas
1991 A la salud de la serpiente
1992 Retablo de inmoderaciones y heresiarcas
1996 La muchacha que tenía la culpa de todo
1996 Salto de tigre blanco
1997 Quiero escribir pero me sale espuma
atrás La novela virtual arriba, adelante, debajo y entre) (1998)
2000 Con tinta sangre del corazón
2002 A troche y moche
2002 Batallas de amor perdida
2005 Proyectos para un yo ficticio : relatos
2006 El Juego De Las Sensaciones Elementales (with Eduardo Mejía)
2007 Un niño llamado José Clemente Orozco (children’s)
2008 El tango del desasosiego : perplejidad