Alvaro Mutis

Álvaro Mutis was a renowned Colombian poet, novelist, and essayist, best known for his series of novels featuring the character Maqroll the Gaviero. His work has received numerous awards and is celebrated for its rich, lyrical prose and deep exploration of human experience.


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  1. 1. The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll

    "The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll" is a collection of seven novellas that follow the life of Maqroll, a seafarer and adventurer. The stories, set in various locations around the globe, are filled with philosophical musings, poetic language, and vivid descriptions of exotic locales. Maqroll's encounters with a host of characters, from pirates to prostitutes, and his experiences with love, loss, and loneliness, all contribute to a richly textured narrative that explores the human condition and the nature of existence.

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