Alcides Arguedas

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Arguedas, Alcides


Born July 15, 1879, in La Paz; died May 6, 1946, in Santiago, Chile. Bolivian writer, statesman, and historian.

In his novel Creole Life (1912), Arguedas painted a realistic picture of social vices in the capital. His novel The Bronze Race (1919), which condemned discrimination against the Indians, was one of the first works of the In-dianist school of Latin American literature.


Pueblo enfermo. Barcelona, 1909. Third edition: Santiago, 1937.
La danza de las sombras, parts 1–2. Barcelona, 1934.
In Russian translation:
“Mesf.” In Skromnye dorogi. Moscow, 1959.


Guzman, A. La novela en Bolivia:proceso 1847–1954. La Paz, 1955.
Francovich, G. El pensamiento boliviano en el siglo XX. Mexico City-Buenos Aires, 1956.


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The reader collects writings and addresses by pensadores Simon Bolivar, Jose Maria Luis Mora, Andres Bello, Jose Victorino Lastarria, Francisco Bilbao, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Esteban Echeverria, Lucas Alaman, Juan Bautista Alberdi, Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Juan Montalvo, Jose Marti, Soledad Acosta de Samper, Justo Sierra, Euclides de Cunha, Clorinda Matto de Turner, Francisco Alonso de Bulnes, and Alcides Arguedas in which they grappled with the Latin American colonial past, issues of federalism versus political unitarianism, the role of the institutional Catholic Church, patterns of social existence, foreign relations, polices towards indigenous peoples, the role of women in Latin America, education and economic development, and the nature and uses of history.