Mauricio Rosencof

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Mauricio Rosencof
Born Mauricio Rosencof
(1933-06-30) June 30, 1933 (age 84)
Florida, Uruguay
Nationality Uruguayan
Occupation Journalist, writer

Mauricio Rosencof (born June 30, 1933) is an Uruguayan playwright, poet and journalist from Florida, Uruguay. Since 2005 he has been Director of Culture of the Municipality of Montevideo.

He was a founder of the Communist Youth Union and leader of the National Liberation (Tupamaros) (MLN-T) and in 1972 was arrested and tortured. After the coup of 1973 he was held "hostage" with eight more prisoners.[1] After twelve years in prison, he was released in 1985.[1]

He has written several books. One of them, El regreso del Gran Tuleque, inspired the film El chevrolé.

He lives in Montevideo.


  • Medio mundo (2009)
  • Una gondola anclo en la esquina (2007)
  • El barrio era una fiesta (2005)
  • Leyendas del abuelo de la tarde (2004)
  • Las cartas que no llegaron (2000)
  • La margarita. Historia de amor en 25 sonetos (1994)[2]
  • El Vendedor de Reliquias (1992)
  • Memorias del calabozo (1989, with Eleuterio Fernández Huidobro)
  • El hijo que espera (1988)
  • El regreso del Gran Tuleque (1987)
  • El lujo que espera (1986)
  • El combate del establo (1985)
  • El saco de Antonio (1985)
  • Los caballos (1967)
  • Las ranas (1961)
  • La valija (1961)
  • El gran Tuleque (1960)


  1. ^ a b "Mauricio Rosencof" (in Spanish). Retrieved November 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ Obra escrita en cautiverio; posteriormente musicalizada por Jaime Roos.

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