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literary critic , novelist , university professor , writer , short story writer

Enrique Anderson-Imbert, Argentinian Hispanic literature educator, author. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, Academia Argentina de Letras. M C.


Anderson-Imbert, Enrique was born on February 12, 1910 in Cordoba, Argentina. Son of Jose Enrique and Honorina (Imbert) Anderson-Imbert. came to the United States, 1947, naturalized, 1953.


Master of Arts, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, 1940. Doctor of Philosophy, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, 1946.


From 1940 until 1947 he taught at the University of Tucumán. In 1947, he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1954.

He became the first Victor S. Thomas Professor of Hispanic Literature at Harvard University in 1965. Anderson-Imbert remained at Harvard until his retirement in 1980. Anderson-Imbert is best known for his brief "microcuentos" in which he blends fantasy and magical realism.

His story "Sala de espera" is taken from The Cheshire Cat, written in 1965. He is also the author of the 1966 short story entitled "Taboo." He also penned the short stories "El Leve Pedro", "El Fantasma", and "Vudu". He died on December 6, 2000 in Buenos Aires.


  • He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1967.



American Academy, of Arts and Sciences 1967, Academia Argentina de Letras, 1978.


Married Margarita Di Clerico, March 30, 1935. Children: Carlos Eduardo, Anabel.

Jose Enrique Anderson-Imbert

Honorina (Imbert) Anderson-Imbert

Margarita Di Clerico

Anabel Anderson-Imbert

Carlos Eduardo Anderson-Imbert