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Miguel Angel Asturias. Life. Born October 19 1899 Guatemala City, Guatemala Lived in Paris from 1923-33 Won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 Was one of the most famous surrealist and magical realism writers during his time Died at 74 on 9 June 1974, Madrid, Spain. Literacy Works.

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Life

  • Born October 19 1899 Guatemala City, Guatemala

  • Lived in Paris from 1923-33

  • Won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967

  • Wasone of themostfamoussurrealist and magicalrealismwritersduringhis time

  • Died at 74 on 9 June 1974, Madrid, Spain


Literacy works
Literacy Works

  • Austirus helped establish Latin America literacy in Western World

  • Helped spread knowledge of indigenous people and their cultures

  • Most famous work include; Leyendas de Guatemala, El SeñorPresidente, and Men of Maize

  • Most famous for his surrealism and

    magical realism work


Controversy
Controversy

  • One of Asturias' most famous novels, El SeñorPresidente, describes life under a ruthless dictator.

  • He spent many years exiled in Europe and South America because of his controversial works


Mayan influence
Mayan Influence

  • Many texts involved Mayan people and life

  • Did not speak or know Mayan language but wrote what he thought they said and felt

  • Famous for bringing Mayan culture into light


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  • Lucas Harari

  • Dylan Bowman


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