Vicente Cabrera Funes

Vicente Cabrera Funes

Vicente Cabrera Funes (March 28, 1944 – July 6, 2014) was an Ecuadorian novelist, essayist and Spanish professor at at the University of Minnesota Morris. He received his B.A. from the Pontifical Catholic University (Quito, Ecuador), and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. He wrote several novels and short story collections, all of which were set principally in Ecuador. Critiquing Cabrera’s novel Los malditos amantes de Carolina (2005), George R. McMurray, Professor Emeritus Colorado State University, wrote that it “represents an ingenious example of metafiction, that is, a novel that dramatizes its own creative process.”

Awards

  • UMM Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Selected works

Year of PublicationLiterary workGenre
2013El suicidio de los inocentesNovel
2008Dónde más si no en el ParaísoNovel
2005Los malditos amantes de CarolinaNovel
2003La sombra del espíaNovel
2003El hortelano de Ulba, o, Sonia, El soldador y El hortelanoNovel
1984La noche del té ; El gabánNovel
1983Juan BenetNovel
1977-80Journal of Spanish studies. EditorEssay
1978Novela española contemporánea: Cela, Delibes, Romero y Hernández, CoauthorEssay
1975Tres poetas a la luz de la metáfora: Salinas, Aleixandre y Guillén, AuthorEssay
1972La nueva ficción hispanoamericana: a través de M.A. Asturias y G. Garica Márquez, CoauthorEssay

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