Miguel Ángel Asturias

Miguel Ángel Asturias Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales (; October 19, 1899 – June 9, 1974) was a Nobel Prize-winning Guatemalan poet-diplomat, novelist, playwright and journalist. Asturias helped establish Latin American literature's contribution to mainstream Western culture, and at the same time drew attention to the importance of indigenous cultures, especially those of his native Guatemala.

Asturias was born and raised in Guatemala though he lived a significant part of his adult life abroad. He first lived in Paris in the 1920s where he studied ethnology. Some scholars view him as the first Latin American novelist to show how the study of anthropology and linguistics could affect the writing of literature. While in Paris, Asturias also associated with the Surrealist movement, and he is credited with introducing many features of modernist style into Latin American letters. In this way, he is an important precursor of the Latin American Boom of the 1960s and 1970s.

One of Asturias' most famous novels, ''El Señor Presidente'', describes life under a ruthless dictator. The novel influenced later Latin American novelists in its mixture of realism and fantasy. Asturias' very public opposition to dictatorial rule led to him spending much of his later life in exile, both in South America and in Europe. The book that is sometimes described as his masterpiece, ''Hombres de maíz'' (''Men of Maize''), is a defense of Mayan culture and customs. Asturias combined his extensive knowledge of Mayan beliefs with his political convictions, channeling them into a life of commitment and solidarity. His work is often identified with the social and moral aspirations of the Guatemalan people.

After decades of exile and marginalization, Asturias finally received broad recognition in the 1960s. In 1966, he won the Soviet Union's Lenin Peace Prize. The following year he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the second Latin American author to receive this honor (Gabriela Mistral had won it in 1945). Asturias spent his final years in Madrid, where he died at the age of 74. He is buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 1983
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Poesía precolombina
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
Published 1960
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Toro viene el río
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Dávalos, Jaime, 1921-1981
Published 1957
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Las moscas. Nekrasov
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Sartre, Jean Paul, 1905-1980
Published 1991
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Popol-Vuh ; o, Libro del consejo de los indios Quichés
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
Published 1981
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Dones y miseria de la poesía ensayos
Facultad de Comunicación Social
by Yepes Boscan Guillermo 1942-
Published 1973
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Páginas con Latinoamerica antología
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
by Zanetti, Susana
Published 1991
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Cuentos verdes el hombre y la naturaleza
Filosofía y Humanidades / Psicología
Published 1993
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Obras completas
Biblioteca J. M. Aricó
by Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980
Published 1970
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by Skirius, John
Published 1981
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