Benet, Juan

Benet, Juan

(bənet`), 1927–93, Spanish novelist and essayist. He earned a degree in civil engineering and worked as a highway engineer before publishing (1961) his first work, Nunca llegarás a nada [you'll never amount to anything]. He gained major success in 1967 with his novel, Volverás a Región [you will return to Región], set in a mythical area of Spain called Región. He returned to this setting in A Meditation (1969, tr. 1983); Benet received critical acclaim for his experimental and complex style. Other works include En el estado [in the state] (1977).
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137), lo que remite nuevamente a las caracteristicas del antedicho hipotetico subgenero, del que participarian obras debidas a la pluma de no pocos contemporaneos como Dulce Chacon, Benjamin Prado y Alberto Mendez, entre otros, y que contaria con un grupo de precursores entre los que Tyras incluye a Jose Manuel Caballero Bonald, Juan Benet, Juan Marse, Antonio Munoz Molina y Manuel Vazquez Montalban (p.