Francisco Massiani

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Francisco Massiani
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Born(1944-04-02)2 April 1944
Caracas, Venezuela
Died1 April 2019(2019-04-01) (aged 74) [1]
Caracas, Venezuela
Occupationwriter, painter.
NationalityVenezuelan
Notable worksPiedra de mar (1968)
Notable awards National Prize for Literature (2012)

Francisco Massiani (2 April 1944 – 1 April 2019) was a Venezuelan writer and painter. His first novel, Piedra de mar has been a bestseller since its publication. It's a Bildungsroman of a middle class teenager in Caracas. [2] [3] Massiani, won the Municipal Prize of Prose in 1998, and in 2005, the V annual contest of the Fundación para la Cultura Urbana (Foundation for the Urban Culture), for the storybook Florencio y los pajaritos de Angelina, su mujer. In 2006, he published his first book of poetry. [4] In 2012 he won the National Prize for Literature, as a recognition to his entire body of work.

In literary criticism, a Bildungsroman is a literary genre that focuses on the psychological and moral growth of the protagonist from youth to adulthood, in which character change is extremely important.

The National Prize for Literature is a literary award made annually to Venezuelan writers.

Contents

List of works

Novel
Short Story
Poetry
Anthologies
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References

  1. "Novelist and short story writer Francisco Massiani dies". El Universal. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 September 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Fallece el escritor venezolano Francisco Massiani". 1 April 2019.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 August 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)