He lived most of his life in Chile, although he spent many years in self-imposed exile in Mexico, the United States Iowa and mainly Spain. Although he had left his country in the sixties for personal reasons, after he said his exile was also a form of protest against the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. He returned to Chile in and lived there until his death. Donoso is the author of a number of noted stories and novels, which contributed greatly to the Latin American literary boom. The term 'Boom' was coined in his essay Historia personal del "boom".
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Short Stories. He lived most of his life in Chile, although he spent some years in self-imposed exile in Mexico, the United States Iowa and Spain.
After , he claimed his exile was a form of protest against the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Donoso is the author of a number of remarkable stories and novels, which contributed greatly to the Latin American literary boom and the foundation of the literary movement knows as Magical Realism.
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