Miguel Ángel Asturias was born in Guatemala City on October 19, 1899, the first child of Ernesto Asturias Girón, a lawyer and judge, and María Rosales de Asturias, a schoolteacher. Two years later, his brother, Marco Antonio, was born.
Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales (October 19, 1899 - June 9, 1974) was a writer and diplomat from Guatemala. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1967 for his Banana Trilogy .  He also wrote El Hombre que lo tenía todo todo todo .
Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales (Ciudad de Guatemala, 19 de octubre de 1899-Madrid, 9 de junio de 1974) fue un escritor, periodista y diplomático guatemalteco que contribuyó al desarrollo de la literatura latinoamericana, influyó en la cultura occidental y, al mismo tiempo, llamó la atención sobre la importancia de las culturas indígenas, especialmente las de su país natal, Guatemala.
The Centro Cultural Miguel Ángel Asturias, commonly called Teatro Nacional, is a cultural center in Guatemala City, Guatemala. It is located in the Centro Cívico (Civic Center) of the city and was built in the same place of the old Fuerte de San José. Its form, which emulates a seated jaguar, stands out from the adjacent buildings.
Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales (Cidade da Guatemala, 19 de outubro de 1899 — Madrid, 9 de junho de 1974) foi um escritor e diplomata guatemalteco. Em 1965 foi-lhe atribuído o Prêmio Lenin da Paz e em 1967 o Nobel de Literatura .
- Maya Works and "Mr. President"
- Works in Exile
- Further Reading
Asturias studied at the Sorbonne with Georges Raynaud, a specialist in the culture of the Mayan Quichés, and eventually finished in 1926 a translation of the Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the Mayas. Caught up in the legends and myths of the Indians of Guatemala, he wrote Legends of Guatemala(1930), a series of eight narratives and an allegorical play. The subject matter and the poetic vision of the author attracted favorable critical attention, especially in France, where the French symbolist poet Paul Valéry praised the book. In 1933 Asturias returned to Guatemala and encountered another stifling regime—that of Jorge Ubico—which he endured until 1944, publishing only poetry, which was characterized by elegant cynicism. In 1946, with a more liberal government ruling the country, Asturias finally published the novel about an unnamed dictator in an unspecified Central American country that he had been working on as far back as 1922. It was Mr. President, in which the dictator is repea...
In 1954 Asturias lost his Guatemalan citizenship and went to live in Buenos Aires, where he spent the next 8 years. When a change of government in Argentina made it advisable that he once more seek a new home, Asturias moved to Europe. He was living in Genoa when his novel Mulata(1963) appeared. Here again Asturias deals with Indian myths, spinning a rich and exotic narrative fabric into which he weaves ancient patterns. The moon, the sun, and the devil are all drawn into a story about an Indian peasant who sells his wife to the god of corn for wealth and a sensual concubine called Mulata. The author's poetic prose flows more freely here than in his other fiction, but at the same time it is a difficult, intensely personal book, extracted from his very private world of images. In 1966, the same year he won the Lenin Peace Prize, Asturias was named the Guatemalan ambassador to France by the new government of President Julio Méndez Montenegro. He held the post until 1970. In 1967 Astur...
An incisive interview with Asturias and an evaluation of his work may be found in Luis Harss and Barbara Dohmann, Into the Mainstream: Conversations with Latin-American Writers (1967). Asturias and his work are also discussed in Enrique Anderson-Imbert, Spanish-American Literature: A History (1954; trans. 1963; 2d ed., 2 vols., 1969), and Jean Franco, The Modern Culture of Latin America: Society and the Artist(1967). Asturias, Miguel Angel, translated by Gerald Martin, Men of Maize, critical edition (University of PittsburghPress, 1994). □
Men of Maize (Spanish: Hombres de maíz) is a 1949 novel by Guatemalan Nobel Prize in Literature winner Miguel Ángel Asturias.The novel is usually considered to be Asturias's masterpiece, yet remains one of the least understood novels produced by Asturias.
Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales (Guatemala-Stad, 19 oktober 1899 — Madrid, 9 juni 1974) was een Guatemalteeks schrijver en diplomaat. Miguel Asturias begon in 1917 met het studeren van medicijnen, maar stapte over naar rechten in 1918. Hij studeerde op de Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.
Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales (Città del Guatemala, 19 ottobre 1899 – Madrid, 9 giugno 1974) è stato uno scrittore, poeta, drammaturgo, diplomatico e giornalista guatemalteco.
Rodrigo Asturias Amado (30 October 1939 – 15 June 2005) was a Guatemalan guerrilla leader and politician. Biography. Asturias was born in Guatemala City, the first-born son of Nobel Prize-winning author Miguel Ángel Asturias. He studied law in Chile and travelled extensively through the Southern Cone.