Alfredo Betancourt


Birthday October 26, 1914

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace El Salvador

DEATH DATE Aug 30, 2013 (98)

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A twentieth-century Salvadoran writer of short stories, essays, and critiques, he is known for such works as La Potranca and El Arte Colonial Quiteno. His philosophical works include Ser Interior and Gotas Morales.

Before Fame

When he was fourteen years old, he won a scholarship to study at La Escuela Normal, a San Salvador teachers' training college.


His short story, La Potranca, remains one of his best-known works.

Family Life

He and his two siblings were raised in the small town of Atiquizaya, El Salvador.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of American writer Ernest Hemingway.