Guillermo Sucre

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Born in Tumeremo, Bolívar, in 1933, Venezuelan writer Guillermo Sucre is also an essayist, translator, literary critic, and educator. A cofounder, in 1957, of the literary group Sardio, he has taught at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, Universidad Simón Bolívar, and University of Pittsburgh. He was awarded, in 1976, the Premio Nacional de Literatura for his nonfiction volume La máscara, la transparencia (Mask and translucence, 1975). Among his books are En el verano cada palabra respira en el verano (In the summer, each word breathes in summer, 1976), Serpiente breve (Brief serpent, 1977), and La vastedad (Vastness, 1990). He also wrote Borges, el poeta (Borges, the poet, 1967), a study on the work of the Argentine author of “The Aleph.”