Icaza, Jorge

Icaza, Jorge

(hôr`hā ēkä`sä), 1906–78, Ecuadorian novelist. Icaza wrote in harsh, realistic terms against the exploitation of the Native American. His novel En las calles [in the streets] won him acclaim in 1935. Among his other works are the novels Huasipungo (1934), Cholos (1938), and El chulla Romero y Flores (1958) and the short stories collected in Relatos (1969).
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Icaza, Jorge

 

Born July 10, 1906. Ecuadorian writer.

Icaza began his literary activity as a playwright. His novels Huasipungo (1934; abridged Russian translation, 1935), In the Streets (\915; Russian translations, 1938, 1963), Cholos (1937), A Half Century in the Dark (1942), and Do-Nothing Romero y Flores (1958) and the collections of short stories Mud of the Sierra (1933) and Six Times Dead (1952) are devoted to the life of the Indians and to acute social conflicts. A tense, dynamic quality, the introduction of Indian dialect speech, and traits of naturalism are characteristic of Icaza’s realistic works.

REFERENCES

“Khorkhe Ikasa.” International’naia Hteratura, 1937, no. 12.
Kuteishchikova, V. N. Roman Latinskoi Ameriki v XX v. Moscow, 1964.
Garro, J.E. “J. Icaza, su vida y su obra.” Revista Hispánica Moderna, 1947, nos. 7–10.
Cueva, A. J. Icaza. [Buenos Aires, 1969.]
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