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Mario Benedetti 14-IX-1920 — 17-V-2009 D.E.P.

19 May 2009

The headline in el Noroeste de Sinaloa read simply “El Mundo llora a Benedetti”. Although a citizen of tiny Uruguay, the poet, novelist, playwright, journalist andexile for sixty years recorded, and gave meaning to, not only the Uruguayan experience, or the Latin American experience, nor even enriched the Spanish language, but pondered the essense of what it meant to be human in an uncertain world.

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