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José Agustín

Biography

José Agustín was born in Guadalajara in 1944. The family moved to Acapulco soon after his birth. He was educated at a Catholic school and soon showed an interest in literature, his first work, a play, being published at the age of sixteen. At seventeen, when he was still legally a minor, he bribed a judge to let him marry Margarita Dalton (link in Spanish). He studied cinema and drama at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He then wrote his first two novels, which had considerable success. In the 1970s, he was arrested for marijuana possession and spent seven months in jail. He has since written novels, a play, film scripts, journalism, autobiography and non-fiction. He was a co-founder of the newspaper Reforma. He has written a column on rock music. He has also taught, including at the University of Denver.

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Bibliography

1964 La tumba (novel)
1966 De perfil [In Profile] (novel)
1966 Autobiografía (autobiography)
1968 Inventando que sueño (stories)
1969 Abolición de la propiedad (drama)
1969 La nueva música clásica (music)
197 Se está haciendo tarde (final en laguna) 3 (novel)
1977 El rey se acerca a su templo (novel)
1977 La mirada en el centro (stories)
1982 Ciudades desiertas (novel)
1984 El Rock de la cárcel (autobiography)
1984 Furor matutino (stories)
1986 Cerca del fuego (novel)
1988 No hay censura (stories)
1990 Tragicomedia mexicana 1: La vida en México de 1940-1970 (literature)
1991 Contra la corriente (essay)
1992 La miel derramada (stories)
1992 La panza del Tepozteco (novel)
1992 No pases esta puerta (stories)
1992 Tragicomedia mexicana 2: La vida en México de 1970-19821970 (literature)
1994 Dos horas de sol (novel)
1996 La contracultura en México: la historia y el significado de los rebeldes sin causa, los jipitecas, los punks y las bandas (music)
1998 Tragicomedia mexicana 3: La vida en México de 1982-19941970 (literature)
1999 El hotel de los corazones solitaries(essay)
2001 Los grandes discos de rock: 1951–1975 (music)
2004 Vida con mi viuda, Premio Mazatlán de Literatura 2005 (novel)
2004 La ventana indiscreta: rock, cine y literature (music)
2006 Armablanca (novel)
2006 La casa del sol naciente (de rock y otras rolas) (music)
2008 Vuelo sobre las profundidades (essay)
2010 Diario de brigadista. Cuba, 1961 (autobiography)