Salarrue

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Birthday
22, 1899
Birthplace
El Salvador
Death Date
Nov 27, 1975 (76)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
22, 1899
Birthplace
El Salvador
Death Date
Nov 27, 1975 (76)

About

A Salvadoran writer, poet, and painter of the Twentieth Century, he is remembered for such works as El Cristo Negro (The Black Christ) and Cuentos de Barro (Clay Stories). He was a founder of narrativa costumbrista, a Latin American folkloric literary movement.

Before Fame

He began his professional career by working as an editor for Patria, a prominent Salvadoran newspaper.

Trivia

His most famous works are two short story collections: Children's Stories and Tales of Clay.

Family Life

He had three daughters with his artist wife Zelie Larde.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of American writer Joseph Heller.