Aguilera Malta, Demetrio

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Aguilera Malta, Demetrio


Born May 24, 1909, in Guayaquil. Ecuadorian writer; pioneer in the literature of social protest.

Aguilera Malta’s first stories (in the collective anthology They Who Leave, 1930) and the novels Don Goyo (1933) and Virgin Island (1942) were devoted to the life of the oppressed Ecuadorian half-breed, the so-called cholo. In his novel Canal Zone (1935) he portrays the domination of Panama by American imperialists.


In Russian translation:
In Ekvadorskie rasskazy. Moscow, 1962.


Mamontov, S. P. “Literatura Ekvadora.” In the collection Ekvador. Moscow, 1963.


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