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¡Que viva la música! is a novel by the Colombian writer Andrés Caicedo, one of his most important works and considered by many observers as a masterpiece of modern Colombian literature. He started to write it on a trip to Los Angeles trying to get in touch with Roger Corman in order to sell to the famous Hollywood director four of his play scripts, but he was not welcomed. Caicedo devoted his time in the USA to seeing movies, studying blues and rock and writing this novel.<ref>Corporación Otraparte: "El Atravesado, de Andrés Caicedo", Teatro Frastricida, Envigado, June 8, 2007. Link retraived on June 14, 2008.</ref> The book was finally published in Cali on March 4, 1977. That same afternoon, its author committed suicide.<ref>CAREAGA, Roberto, Fuguet prepara antología de Andrés Caicedo, el primer enemigo de Macondo, La Tercera, Santiago de Chile, February 22, 2008. Link retrieved on June 14, 2008.</ref>

Caicedo described his book as a result of an "ephemeral curiosity", but there is a small but dedicated core of readers who believe it to be one of the greatest novels among Colombian literature of the second half of the 20th century.


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Intro   Context    Plot summary    Mar\u00eda del Carmen Huerta    References    External links   

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¡Que viva la música! is a novel by the Colombian writer Andrés Caicedo, one of his most important works and considered by many observers as a masterpiece of modern Colombian literature. He started to write it on a trip to Los Angeles trying to get in touch with Roger Corman in order to sell to the famous Hollywood director four of his play scripts, but he was not welcomed. Caicedo devoted his time in the USA to seeing movies, studying blues and rock and writing this novel.<ref>Corporación Otraparte: "El Atravesado, de Andrés Caicedo", Teatro Frastricida, Envigado, June 8, 2007. Link retraived on June 14, 2008.</ref> The book was finally published in Cali on March 4, 1977. That same afternoon, its author committed suicide.<ref>CAREAGA, Roberto, Fuguet prepara antología de Andrés Caicedo, el primer enemigo de Macondo, La Tercera, Santiago de Chile, February 22, 2008. Link retrieved on June 14, 2008.</ref>

Caicedo described his book as a result of an "ephemeral curiosity", but there is a small but dedicated core of readers who believe it to be one of the greatest novels among Colombian literature of the second half of the 20th century.


¡Que viva la música! sections
Intro   Context    Plot summary    Mar\u00eda del Carmen Huerta    References    External links   

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