Miguel Angel Asturias (Asturias Miguel Angel)( Guatemalan writer.)
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Biography Miguel Angel Asturias (Asturias Miguel Angel)
Nobel Prize in Literature 1967.
Born October 19, 1899 in g.Gvatemala. Childhood and adolescence writer coincided with the period of dictatorship M. Estrada Cabrera (1898-1920). In 1923 he went to Europe, where he studied pre-Columbian civilizations of America, returned home in 1933 and from 1946 was in the diplomatic service. After the military coup in Guatemala in 1954, a writer for 12 years lived in exile. In 1967 he was appointed Ambassador of Guatemala to France.
His career began with the poetry of Asturias - later his poems were collected in the book of poetry: the pulse of the lark (Poesa: sin de alondra, 1949). Literary fame came to him after the publication of a collection of stories Legends of Guatemala (Leyendas de Guatemala, 1930), inspired to recreate the world of the ancient Maya. In his famous novel, "Sir, President (El seor presidente, 1946) Asturias boldly experimented with artistic time and space, trying to convey the nightmarish atmosphere of dictatorial regime. Roman maize people (Hombres de maz, 1949), revealing the specifics of the Indian mythological consciousness, has become one of the most representative works of 'magic realism'. In the trilogy Hurricane (Viento fuerte, 1950), The Green Pope (El papa verde, 1954), Eyes of buried (Los ojos de los enterrados, 1960) the writer sharply criticize the policy of neocolonialism. Later works Asturias - novels Mulatto as mulatto (Mulata de tal, 1963) and Maladron (Maladrn, 1970) - also characterized by a combination of innovative literary technique with Indian themes.
Died Asturias in Madrid June 9, 1974.