Country

Venezuela

General presentation

Andrès Bansart was born in Brussels in 1939. After graduating from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with a Master of Education and Master of Latino-American Literature, he went on to obtain a Doctorate in Latino-American Studies from the Sorbonne in Paris. He currently teaches at the Universidad Simón Bolívar de Caracas, occupies the post of Director of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de l'Amérique Latine et de la Caraïbe and the post of President of the Asociaciòn Venezolana de Estudios del Caribe (AVECA). Andrès is also a professor emeritus of the University of Tours in France. He has written several poetry collections, novels and essays and published over 25 works in Spanish and French. In one of his most recent publications, Ecosocialismo (2009), the writer presents us with an alternative to the current consumer society system that promotes capitalism ("global barbarism") – ecosocialism – which involves setting up sound management of ecosystems for a fair and harmonious society. In 2010, Andrès Bansart was a member of the scientific committee of the international symposium "Nommer l’Amérique Latine indépendante, ses intégrations, ses relations transaméricaines et transatlantiques" organised by the University of Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle. In October 2012, he took part in the 27th International Biennial of Poetry (Belgium), which was presided over by Dany Laferrière that year and where Andrès presented his contribution entitled La poésie de notre Amérique au-delà des traditionalismes et de la modernité.

Select bibliography/p>

  • Ecosocialismo. Fundación Editorial, 2009.
  • De Carlos Quinto a George Bush :  NOVELA risible de una realidad muy TRISTE. 2006.
  • Memorias des olvido, 2006.
  • De la ciencia politica al compromiso politico. Editorial Nueva Sociedad, 1997.
  • Autores de su propio desarrollo. Ediciones Fundambiente, 1993.
  • La identidad cultural y la identidad ambiental como factores de integracion caribena. 1992.
  • Cultura-ambiente-desarrollo. Lael, 1992
  • El negro en la literatura hispanoamericana. Equinoccio, 1986.

Prizes and distinctions

2005: Prix d’études littéraires Maurice Carême

@La Médiathèque Caraïbe

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