Uruguayan writer born in Salto, within a family of the cattle bourgeois, of father of Portuguese origin and Basque mother. His travels through Europe and Latin America allowed her friendship with the great writers of these continents. His left-wing ideology led him to join the Communist Party in 1947, although it had already given samples of the same in the magazines the thinkers and clarity. He/She cultivated every literary genre: as Narrator has left, among others, novels (1929) Highway, the paisano Aguilar (1934), the uneven age (1938), the horse and his shadow (1941), the Moon was made with water (1944), the killer revealed (1946), pretenders (1952) fair and Eva Burgos (1960). His creativity as an author of short stories has been very prolific, as reflected in numerous titles published: Amorim (1923), horizons and ferries (1926), traffic (1927), the trap of pajonal (1928), from 1 to 6 (1932), the square of the carretas (1937), after the storm (1953), etc. Famous, above all, became the quitanderas story, collecting an argument focused on rural prostitution. Many also are his books of poems. Thus, since his first poetic work, published under the title of twenty years (1920), he/she did not stop writing poetry until virtually the day of his death. This is reflected in his poems visits to Heaven (1929), Poemas uruguayos (1935), two poems (1940), Primero de Mayo (1949) want (1954), sonnets of love in summer (1958), etc. Theatre second blood (1950) and Don Juan 38 (1958), has given the works among others.
ORTIZ, ALICIA - the novels of Enrique Amorim, Buenos Aires, 1949.