Homero Aridjis

Homero Aridjis

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Homero Aridjis (born April 6, 1940) is a Mexican poet, novelist, environmental activist, journalist and diplomat known for his independence. Aridjis was born in Contepec, Michoac n, Mexico, on April 6, 1940, to a Greek father and a Mexican mother; he was the youngest of five brothers. His father fought in the Greek army during World War I and the Greco-Turkish War, when his family was forced to flee from their home in Tire, southeast of Smyrna, in Asia Minor. His mother grew up in Contepec amidst the turmoil of the Mexican Revolution. After nearly losing his life at age ten in a shotgun accident Aridjis became an avid reader and began to write poetry. In 1959 he was awarded a scholarship at the Rockefeller Foundation-supported Mexico City Writing Center (Centro Mexicano de Escritores), the youngest writer to have received the award in the Center's 55-year history.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136742802
  • 9786136742809