Biography of Alberto Laiseca (1941-VVVV)

Poet, Narrator and Argentine essayist, born in Rosario in 1941. Author of an extensive and fruitful literary production that progresses with identical fluidity by the most varied genres, it has stood above all for its expertise in the cultivation of the extensive narrative, which contributed one of the sagas novelisticas most important late 20th century Argentine letters: Los Soria (Buenos Aires: Simurg, 1998).

Training, self-learning, Alberto Laiseca was forced to play the most varied trades through different cities of his native country, until her innate literary vocation prompted you to find a job related to the world of letters in the Rotary bonaerense La Razón, where he first worked as a telephone operator and then as a proofreader. East prolonged employment relationship (lasted for sixteen years) with one of the most prestigious media in the country allowed him to establish some contact with prominent figures in the literary and publishing field; and so, after the publication of his earliest writings, joined smoothly in the main artistic and intellectual circles of Buenos Aires and gave a new orientation to its extensive professional experience, to accept the post of Advisor in the imprint good lyric.

In his facet of writer, became known in the mid-1970s thanks to the publication of an interesting novel entitled your turn to die (1976), debut, which were soon joined by other extensive narratives which ended up becoming one of the narrators of the most prolific of the Argentine literature of the last quarter of the 20th century. Between these novels of the writer of Rosario, is worth recalling titled adventures of a novelist atonal (Buenos Aires: Sudamericana, 1982), the daughter of Kheops (Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1989), the woman in the wall (Buenos Aires: planet, 1990), the garden of the talking machines (Id. ID., 1993) and the maximum worm of life itself (Buenos Aires: Tusquets, 1999).

However, his enormous literary prestige as Narrator is due, mainly, to the aforementioned saga of the Soria, monumental narrative project Alberto Laiseca started when he was little more than forty years of age, and in which employed sixteen uninterrupted years of writing, editing and proofreading (1982-1998). This great effort resulted in a dense but always entertaining narrative that, throughout its fifteen hundred pages, invites the reader to - according to words of the own Alberto Laiseca - "think about the absolute power and the possibility of organizing a more humanized way". Become the linchpin of all print production of the writer of Rosario from the moment of its conception, the saga of the Soria is also considered by critics and readers as one of the iconic works of contemporary Southern fiction.

Alberto Laiseca has cultivated with singular success another narrative form of great complexity, the short story, which has contributed a splendid collection of short stories published under the title of killing dwarves beatings (Buenos Aires: Fundación Editorial de Belgrano, 1982); In addition, he is the author of a volume of poems entitled Chinese poems (1987) and a valuable book of trial that saw the light under the suggestive title of please, plagiarize me! (Rosario: Beatriz Viterbo, Ed., 1991). Among the rest of his literary production, notably also their collaboration in the collective volume entitled got to walk to the Monster (Buenos Aires: good letter, 1991).

JRF