José Donoso was born in Santiago de Chile in 1924 and received an upper-class education in Chile and at Princeton University in the USA, returning to Chile in 1952 to teach English to the young of the privileged class. He began publishing with short stories in his early thirties and his first novel Coronación (Coronation) came out in 1957 when he was thirty three. It was followed by Este domingo (This Sunday) and El lugar sin límites (Hell Has No Limits) in 1966. 1970 saw El obsceno pájaro de la noche (The Obscene Bird of the Night), his most ambitious novel. H…

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Shaw, Donald Leslie. "José Donoso". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
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