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Salvador Garmendia

Salvador Garmendia Grateron (1928-2001) was a notable Venezuelan author. He was born in Barquisimeto, Lara state, June 11, 1928. His parents were Ezequiel Garmendia and Dolores Grateron. He graduated High school in Barquisimeto, and from then on he was largely self-educated as he was unable to continue formal education due to economic difficulties. An integral part of his formation was due to contracting tuberculosis and hence being bed-ridden for 3 years convalescing.

His literary initiation was bound to the group of the Sardio magazine and to the well-known Techo de la ballena. With Los pequenos seres (1958), his first novel, ...

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