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Jorge Enrique Adoum


Jorge Enrique Adoum was an Ecuadorian poet and writer. He was one of the major exponents of Latin American poetry. Social concerns were always present in his work.

Adoum was born in Ambato, Ecuador of Lebanese ancestry. He is best known for his novel Entre Marx y una Mujer Desnuda (Between Marx and a Nude Woman), which received Mexico's Xavier Villaurrutia Prize. This was the first time the award was given to a foreigner.

Adoum also translated works from the following authors into the Spanish language: T. S. Eliot, Langston Hughes, Jacques Prevert, Yannis Ritsos, Vinicius de Moraes, Nazim Hikmet, Fernando Pessoa, Joseph Brodsky, and Seamus Heaney.

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