Chilean poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. Papers
include Lihn's correspondence with poets, writers, publishers, artists,
critics, and friends and family. His notebooks contain drafts of his writings,
drawings, and notes. Other files hold research and lecture notes, drawings and
collages, clippings and ephemera, as well as manuscripts by others. Included
are some papers of the Chilean painter Pablo Burchard collected and maintained
Chilean poet, artist and critic. Enrique Lihn was born in Santiago de Chile in
1929. He studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes, first painting, then literature, and published his first book
Nada se escurre in 1949. He became a well-known poet, playwright, and novelist in Latin America. Though published in the United States, he
remained relatively unknown to English readers. He taught Latin
American literature at the University of Chile, and died in 1988, weeks after completing his last book,
Diario de Muerto.
30 linear feet
(62 boxes, 2 flat file folders)
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