Antonio Sarabia passes in Lisboa

The writer of “Amarilis” had lived in Portugal for several years

English 06/06/2017 12:44 AFP Lisbon, Portugal Actualizada 15:04

Mexican writer and poet Antonio Sarabia died at the age of 72 last Friday in Lisbon, where he had lived for several years, French publisher Métaillé reported this Tuesday.

The author's main work was “Amarilis”, about the great playwright of the Spanish Golden Age, Lope de Vega.

Sarabia, who had lived in Europe since 1981, settled in Paris before moving to Lisbon. He began writing when he was 47 after a career in the advertising world.

His last work, “No tienes perdón de Dios” (God can't forgive you), is a black novel written in a poetic style, which describes today's Mexico.

Other outstanding works were “El cielo a dentelladas” (The sky serrated), set in the Spanish city of Seville in the 16th century, as well as the “Los convidados del volcán” (The volcano's guests), who plunged into the heart of the great founding myths of Mexico.

The Latin American House in Lisbon will pay a final tribute next Friday according to the French publisher. The writer will rest next to his friend Antonio Tabucchi in the space of the writers at the cemetery of Lisbon.


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