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Jesús Moraes, (1955-), Uruguayan writer, born in Bella Unión, Uruguay, who specializes in short stories.


Subject and nature of writings

As a Spanish-language 'cuentista', Moraes's writings regularly feature fantasy, religion, and the geographic north of Uruguay, from where he hails. Some of the religious thematic element in Moraes's work relates to his seminary background, although his theological studies did not eventually lead to a clerical vocation.

'El descubrimiento' (The Discovery) is the name of one of his better known compilations.

Regional background

While Uruguayan culture, especially its 20th- and 21st century literature, is substantially secular, and based in the capital, Montevideo, Moraes's work in contrast is centred upon the north of the country, and its religious overtones tend to be more overt than in the works of many other contemporary Uruguayan writers.

Along with fellow writer Circe Maia, he is one of the relatively few contemporary Uruguayan writers to be strongly identified with the north of the country.

Moraes's works in translation

Some of Moraes's work has been translated into Portuguese. Significantly for Moraes's work, the Uruguayan north shares geographical and cultural similarities with the neighbouring state of Rio Grande do Sul, in Portuguese-speaking Brazil.

See also

External links


Some of Moraes' works are accessible Online:

Re. Moraes's work translated into Portuguese:


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