Galván, Manuel de Jesús

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Galván, Manuel de Jesús

 

Born 1834 in Santo Domingo; died there 1910. Dominican writer.

Galván is the author of the historical novel Enriquillo (1882; Russian translation, 1963), which is about the struggle of a leader of one of the Haitian Indian tribes for freedom and independence. The novel was based on a painstaking study of historical sources. It is imbued with the romantic spirit and vividly recreates scenes from the period.

REFERENCES

Stewart, R. “Enrikil’o—kniga o bor’be za svobodu.” Kur’er IuNESKO, 1957, no. 6.
Balaguer, J. Literatura dominicana. Buenos Aires [1950].
Meléndez, C. La novela indianista en Hispanoamerica, 2nd ed. Rio Piedras, 1961.

Z. I. PLAVSKIN