Ciro Alegría

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Alegría, Ciro


Born Nov. 4, 1909, in Sartibamba; died Feb. 18, 1967, in Lima. Peruvian writer.

Alegría was a representative of the so-called Indianistic novel of Latin America. His novels The Golden Serpent (1935), Hungry Dogs (1939), and Big and Alien Is the World (1941; Russian translation, 1944), which depict the life of the Indian population of Peru, are filled with social protest. The last of these novels describes the tragedy of an Indian community whose land has been taken away and ends with a scene of an uprising.


Novelas completas. Madrid, 1959.


Kuteishchikova, V. N. Roman Latinskoi Ameriki ν XX v. Moscow, 1964.
Bunte, H. Ciro Alegría y su obra dentro de la evolución literaria hispanoamericana. Lima, 1961.
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In another way, and with other advances, the same occurs, in the twentieth century, with the novels of Ciro Alegria and Jose Maria Arguedas.
It was important, as well, to read the symbolist poet Jose Maria Eguren and, on another level, the first indigenist novels, such as El mundo es ancho y ajeno (1941), by Ciro Alegria, and Los rios profundos (1958), by Jose Maria Arguedas.
Specifically, if readers expect to relive the decidedly indianist atmosphere found in El mundo es ancho y ajeno (1941) by the Peruvian writer Ciro Alegria, they should look elsewhere.