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Jorge Volpi

Biography

Jorge Volpi was born in 1968 in Mexico City. He studied law and literature in Mexico before taking a Ph. D. in Spanish philology at the University of Salamanca in Spain. He initially worked as a lawyer and civil servant before publishing his first story. He then helped found the Generación del crack literary movement. He has published several novels and essays but is best known for his science-based novel, En busca de Klingsor (In Search of Klingsor).

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Bibliography

1993 A pesar del oscuro silencio (In Spite of the Dark Silence) (novel)
1994 Tres bosquejos del mal (with Elroy Urroz and Ignacio Padilla) (novel)
1995 La paz de los sepulcros (novel)
1996 El temperamento melancólico (novel)
1997 Sanar tu piel amarga (novel)
1998 La imaginación y el poder: una historia intellectual de 1968 (essay)
1999 En busca de Klingsor (In Search of Klingsor) (novel)
2000 Juego del apocalipsis: un viaje a Patmos (novel)
2003 El fin de la locura (novel)
2004 La guerra y las palabras: una historia del alzamiento zapatista de 1994 (essay)
2004 Crack. Instrucciones de uso (Ricardo Chávez Castañeda, Alejandro Estivill, Vicente Herrasti, Ignacio Padilla, Pedro Ángel Palou and Eloy Urro) (literature)
2006 No será la tierra (Season of Ash) (novel)
2006 México: lo que todo ciudadano quisiera (no) saber de su patria (with Denise Dresser)
2008 El jardín devastado (novel)
2008 Mentiras contagiosas: Ensayos (essays)
2009 Oscuro bosque oscuro (novel)
2009 El insomnio de Bolívar (essay)
2011 Días de ira (stories)
2011 Leer la mente. El cerebro y el arte de la ficción (literature)
2012 La tejedora de sombras (novel)
2014 Memorial del engaño (novel)
2016 Las elegidas (novel)
2017 Contra Trump
2017 Examen de mi padre : diez lecciones de anatomía comparada