The Colombiano of Greenwich Village: Jaime Manrique

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Born and raised in Barranquilla and Bogotá, Colombia, until a teenager, author, critic, and journalist Jaime Manrique has lived most of his life in New York City. While he is a worldwide traveler, having visited countries as diverse as Algeria, Peru, and Spain for his research, he maintains close cultural and literary ties with Colombia. He discusses his literary evolution and transition from Spanish to English since he began publishing his works in the 1970s. He has earned numerous awards and honors in the U.S. and abroad for his works that range from poetry, essays, novels, and autobiography to literary and film criticism. Manrique considers the importance of rethinking canonical authors and recovering marginal figures in Spanish, Latin American, and U.S. Latina/o literary traditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLiteratures of the Americas
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameLiteratures of the Americas
ISSN (Print)2634-601X
ISSN (Electronic)2634-6028

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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