El atravesado (Andrés Caicedo). 50 likes. Book. El atravesado (Andrés Caicedo). Privacy · Terms. About. El atravesado (Andrés Caicedo). Book. 50 people. Teatro Frastricida Presenta. El atravesado. Monólogo de. Andrés Caicedo. — Noviembre 28 de —. “El atravesado” de Andrés Caicedo por Edwin Alcides . A similar account can be found in Andrés Caicedo’s short story “El atravesado” [“ The Troublemaker”] (), which is not about paid assassins, but rather youth.
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Despite his premature death, his works are considered to be some of the most original produced in Colombia. Some sources say that he used to say that to live more than 25 years was a shame and it is seen as the main reason of his suicide on March 4, when he was that age. Caicedo’s work has as its context the urban world and its social conflicts, especially those of young people.
Contrary to the school of magic realismthe work of Caicedo is grounded completely in social reality. However, his academic and discipline was rather the same, a reason to be transferred again to Cali, this time to Colegio Berchmans, an institution that would influence his works.
From Berchmans he was expelled to go to Colegio San Luis inagain expelled and finally he could finish his high school in Colegio Caiicedo Perea in As with his passion for literature, Caicedo liked cinema and stage. Inhe wrote his first play, ” Las curiosas conciencias ” Curious Minds and his first story, ” Infection “. He abandoned the university in to join the Cali Caiceso Company Teatro Experimental de Cali as an actor, and there he met the famous Colombian director Enrique Buenaventura.
The Cinema Club attracted many students, intellectuals and critics who used to watch the movies and meet afterwards to discuss and analyze the films with Caicedo.
He wrote also some essays: His friend Carlos Mayolo tried unsuccessfully to bring to cinema his screenplay “Angelita and Miguel Angel” in He knew enough English and had the dream to meet the legendary Roger Corman in order to sell to him four of his play scripts that his sister had translated into English. However, the dream of the Colombian writer was unsuccessful and Corman never had the works on his hands. It is a very difficult and labyrinthine world and those over there do not give support, fearing competition.
He also began work on “Memories of a Cinema Lover”, a diary he intended to make into a novel. Caicedo considered that his best work was “Maternity”, a story written in It was also the year of ” Ojo al cine ” Attention to the Cinemaa magazine specialized in cinema, made by himself and that became the most important publication on that subject in Colombia.
Julián (Bogotá, Colombia)’s review of El atravesado
He returned to the USA, but this time to participate in the International Exposition of Cinema and a year later the publishing house ” Pirata de Calidad ” published his story ” El Atravesado ” with the economical support of his own mother and getting national recognition. Caicedo had mentioned that to live past the age of 25 was madness  and he was loyal to what he said then on March 4, He took 60 pills of secobarbital.
He is the first enemy of Macondo. He was less the rocker that Colombians want atraesado more of an intellectual.
He had imbalances, life-induced anxiety. He was not comfortable with life. He had problems standing on his own two feet.
Andres Caicedo – El Atravesado (1a Edicion).pdf
And he had to write in order to atrvaesado. He killed himself because he saw too much. Most of Caicedo’s works were published after his death, thanks to the commitment of some of his friends.
The works include in stories, playwrights for stage and cinema, and essays. Some of his personal letters to his mother, sisters and friends, were also published. The importance of the letters is that they show the turbulence of his soul.
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