Biography of Ciro Alegría (1909-1967)

Peruvian novelist, born in Sartibamba, Huamachuco, in 1909, and died in Lima on 17 February 1967. His novel the world is wide and others (1941) is considered one of the masterpieces of Indian literature.

He participated in the movement called "Popular Revolutionary American Alliance", progressive and peaceful political formation, until 1948. It took party in political riots and actions claiming that the Indian was the center of attention. His aprista militancy led him in 1934 to jail and exile in Chile, where he/she wrote much of his works.

In 1935 he/she published his first novel entitled the serpent of gold, which presents a space, Calemar, magnification and a human type identified with him. In 1939 came his second novel the hungry dogs (1938), in which falls squarely in the world of the high Peruvian mountains and presents the struggle of man against the hostile nature. His third novel, the world is wide and others, is a laborious network; episodes of other moments, stories, myths and popular sermonettes are incorporated to the main story. This note from folk type should add social and political protest. Located in the scenery of the Andes, its inhabitants are humble and underprivileged workers exposed to social injustice. After the death of joy, his wife, Dora Varona, was devoted to reprinting the best-known works of the novelist and to edit all that remained unpublished. He/She published two unfinished novels entitled Lazarus (1972), of political content, and the dilemma of Krause (1979). Should also highlight their collections of short stories: duel of Knights (1963), and posthumous Panki and the Warrior (1968); The offering of stone (1969), Andean stories; Seven quiromanticos stories (1978), written in the United States and Puerto Rico; and the Sun of the Jaguars (1979), Amazon accounts. In 1976 appeared a memoir titled good luck with tired stick.