Arguedas, Alcides (Arguedas, Alcides)( Bolivian historian, novelist, sociologist and politician)
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Biography Arguedas, Alcides (Arguedas, Alcides)
Born in La Paz on July 15, 1879. Arguedas was educated at National College, University of La Paz and the Free College of Social Sciences in Paris. Milestones in his political career: secretary of the Bolivian diplomatic mission in Paris in 1910 and London in 1914, a deputy of the National Assembly in 1916, Consul-General in Paris in 1925, the plenipotentiary representative in Colombia, 1929-1930. In the field of journalism Arguedas made at 20 years of age. Arguedas belongs to the heirs of the Spanish 'Generation 1898', always seeking to expose evil. His major historical work, The Universal History of Bolivia (Historia general de Bolivia) - a critical study of the life of the nation, issued in 1922. Another of his important work, a sociological study of Bolivia, came under the name Sick people (Pueblo enfermo). From the works of art known novel, The Bronze race (Raza de bronce), which describes the life of Indians. Died in Arguedas Chulumani May 6, 1946.