(April 16th, 1948 – April 21st, 2011)
There are certain people who define a turning point in our lives. People who change the way we see the world, who help us discover new ways of thinking. Javier Adúriz was one of those people. I was fortunate enough to have him as Literature professor for the last two years of high school. He introduced me to Jorge Luis Borges, Enrique Banchs, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Homer, William Shakespeare, Sophocles, Henrik Ibsen, Roberto Cossa… but most importantly, he taught me to appreciate beauty. His passion for Literature was contagious, and the love with which he prepared his lessons made every single one of them memorable.
To him, I could only say “Thank you”, with all my heart. He will never be forgotten.
For those of you who understand Spanish, here are some of his works:
“La literatura no tiene moral” (Fragmentos de una conferencia pronunciada en el taller Macedonio Fernández)