Jorge Dávila Vázquez

Jorge Dávila Vázquez

Jorge Dávila Vázquez is a writer, professor and film critic. Dávila Vázquez was born on February 14, 1947 in Cuenca, Ecuador. Dávila Vázquez has written novels, plays, short stories, poetry and nonfiction. He is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Aurelio Espinosa Pólit Prize, for his experimental novel María Joaquina en la vida y en la muerte (1976), and for his short story collection Este mundo es el camino (1980). His short story book El libro de los sueños (2001) won the Joaquín Gallegos Lara Prize. In 2016, Dávila was awarded Ecuador’s top literary prize, the Eugenio Espejo Award.

Literary family

Jorge Dávila Vázquez’ uncle was the celebrated Ecuadorian poet César Dávila Andrade, with whom he had a very close relationship. In 1998 Dávila Vázquez published César Dávila Andrade: Combate poético y suicidio.

Jorge Dávila Vázquez interviewed on La Caja de Pandora (Spanish audio)

This show is part interview/part documentary. circa 2009-2016.

A documentary of Jorge Dávila Vázquez by Joffre Peñaloza (Spanish audio)

circa 2017 – “Escritor de sangre, UNA VIDA, Jorge Dávila Vázquez” – Produced by Joffre Peñaloza – Salesian Polytechnic Universit of Ecuador.

Jorge Dávila Vázquez discusses winning Ecuador’s top literary award, the Eugenio Espejo Prize, in 2016.

Produced by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, in this film Jorge Dávila Vázquez discusses winning Ecuador’s top literary award, the Eugenio Espejo Prize, in 2016.

An interview with Jorge Dávila Vázquez

circa 2017

Works

Novels

  • María Joaquina en la vida y en la muerte (1976)
  • De rumores y sombras (1991)
  • La vida secreta (1999)
  • Piripipao (2000)

Short Stories

  • El círculo vicioso (1977)
  • Los tiempos del olvido (1977)
  • Narraciones (1979)
  • Relatos imperfectos (1980)
  • Este mundo es el camino (1980)
  • Cuentos de cualquier día (1983)
  • Las criaturas de la noche (1985)
  • El dominio escondido (1992)
  • Cuentos breves y fantásticos (1994)
  • Arte de la brevedad (2001)
  • Libro de los sueños (2001)
  • Historias para volar (2001)
  • Entrañables (2001)
  • La luz en el abismo y otros cuentos (2004)
  • Minimalia (2006)
  • La noche maravillosa (2006)

Plays

  • El caudillo anochece (1968)
  • Con gusto a muerte (1981)
  • Espejo roto (1990)

Poetry

  • Nueva canción de Eurídice y Orfeo (1975)
  • Acerca de los ángeles (1995)
  • Memoria de la poesía y otros textos (1999)
  • Río de la memoria (2004)
  • Personal e intransferible (2014)

Nonfiction

  • Ecuador, hombre y cultura (1990)
  • Cuenca, una ciudad diferente (1991)
  • César Dávila Andrade: Combate poético y suicidio (1998)

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