Francisco Coloane


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BirthplaceQuemchi, Chiloé, Chile
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NationalityChilean

Coloane, Francisco

 

Born July 19, 1910, in Quemchi, Chiloé Province. Chilean journalist and author. Member of the Communist Party of Chile. The son of a sailor.

Coloane tried many professions before he became a writer. His first important book was a collection of realistic stories entitled Cape Horn (1941), which showed the harsh life of those living in the south of Chile. The struggle of man against nature and an exposé of social injustice constituted the central themes of his books Route of the Whales (1962; Russian translation, 1971) and Tierra del Fuego (1956; Russian translation, 1963).

WORKS

El último grumete de ’’La Baquedano. “ Santiago, 1962.
El témpano de Kanasaca y otros cuentos. Santiago, 1968.

REFERENCE

Kornilova, G. “Nastoiashchaia krasota zemli.” Vokrug sveta, 1964, no. 9.
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He looks at animal sentience as a theme in this literature, including Horacio Quiroga's animal stories, Jose Manuel Morroquin's El Moro, Hernan Robleto's Una mujer en la selva, Rafael Bernal's Su nombre era muerte, and environmental novels by Luis Sepulveda; how poetry and stylized prose by Pablo Neruda, Jose Emilio Pacheco, and Homero Aridjis discuss animal status, nonhuman subjectivity, and other aspects of being; and ethical representations of animals from the late 19th century to recent fiction and poetry, including works by Ciro Alegria, Francisco Coloane, Miguel Angel Asturias, Rigoberta Menchu, Arturo Arias, Jorge Burel, Mempo Giardinelli, Raquel Olivera Antunez, and Fernando Raga.
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Francisco Coloane, Cape Horn and Other Stories from the End of the World.