Chilean poet, playwright, novelist, and
critic. Papers include Lihn's correspondence with poets, writers, publishers, artists,
critics, and friends and family. His notebooks contain drafts of his writings, drawings, and
notes. Other files hold research and lecture notes, drawings and collages, clippings and
ephemera, as well as manuscripts by others. Included are some papers of the Chilean painter
Pablo Burchard collected and maintained by Lihn.
Chilean poet, artist and critic. Enrique Lihn was born in Santiago de Chile in 1929. He
studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes, first painting, then literature, and published his
first book of poetry, Nada se escurre in 1949. He became a
well-known poet, playwright, and novelist in Latin America. Though published in the United
States, he remained relatively unknown to English readers. He taught Latin American
literature at the University of Chile, and died in 1988, weeks after completing his last
book, Diario de Muerto.
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