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Recuperación del mundo precolombino y colonial en la narrativa de Miguel Ángel Asturias / Giuseppe Bellini

Otra ed.: América sin nombre. Boletín de la Unidad de Investigación de la Universidad de Alicante: Recuperaciones del mundo precolombino y colonial en el siglo XX hispanoamericano, núm. 5-6 (diciembre...

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Double Talk : Asturias's America in Cuculcán / Vicky Unruh

Edición digital a partir de Hispania, vol. 75, num. 3 (september 1992), pp. 527-533

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Per una lettura di Mulata de tal

Edición digital a partir de Aspetti e problemi delle letterature Iberiche, a cura de Giusseppe Bellini Roma, Bulzoni editore, 1981 pp. 41-49. Versión digital para la Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cerva...

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De tiranos héroes y brujos : estudios sobre la obra de M. A. Asturias / Giuseppe Bellini

Edición digital a partir de la de Roma, Bulzoni editore, 1982. Versión digital para la Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes por cortesía del autor y editor

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Mundo mágico y mundo real : la narrativa de Miguel Ángel Asturias / Giuseppe Bellini

Edición digital a partir de Roma, Bulzoni, 1999. Precede al tít.: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche . Localización: Biblioteca General de la Universidad de Alicante. Sig. Li 134.2G/AST/mig.0

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Miguel Ángel Asturias : el hombre y la obra / Giuseppe Bellini

Otra ed.: Escritura. Separata, 5-6 (enero-diciembre 1978) Caracas, pp. 3-10

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Related authors Asturias, Miguel Ángel, 1899-1974

Contemporary authors to Asturias, Miguel Ángel, 1899-1974

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Name:
Asturias, Miguel Ángel
Date of birth:
1899
Date of death:
1974
Uniform Resource Locator:
http://data.cervantesvirtual.com/person/8466
VIAF:
46756659
ISNI:
0000000121308942

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. 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, only the second Latin American to receive this honor. 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.

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