Ricardo Palma

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Birthday
7, 1833
Birthplace
Peru
Death Date
Oct 6, 1919 (86)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
7, 1833
Birthplace
Peru
Death Date
Oct 6, 1919 (86)

About

Peruvian author, scholar, and politician whose collected literary works were published between 1872 and 1910 in Tradiciones Peruanas, a multi-volume work. His Tradiciones are characterized by colloquial language, historical references, social critique, and a literary dialogue between the narrator and the reader.

Before Fame

He first published his writing when he was only fifteen years old. He later became a columnist for a Peruvian satirical newspaper.

Trivia

He was an important figure in the development of South American literature.

Family Life

His children, Clemente and Angelica Palma, both became famous authors.

Associated With

Like Alfredo Bryce, Palma was a Peruvian author active during the Twentieth Century.