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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.
WORKSNovelas completas. Madrid, 1959.
REFERENCESKuteishchikova, 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.