Posted 16 October, 2014 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Ministry organizes celebration of the birth of Miguel Angel Asturias

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Next Sunday 19 met October 115 birthday of the Guatemalan writer Miguel Ángel Asturias, who in the year of 1967 won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

As a tribute to the life of Miguel Angel Asturias, born in 1899 To commemorate its cultural and literary legacy, the Ministry of Culture and Sports in conjunction with families of Asturias and others, have prepared a series of activities starting on Friday 17 this month.

In the main square of the Centro Cultural "Miguel Angel Asturias" and in the presence of the Minister of Culture and Sports, Dwight Pezzarossi, writer's descendants and admirers of his work, placing a wreath at the memorial shall be dedicated to national writer. This event is from the 10:00 hours.

Later in the Gallery "Efrain Recinos" located on site at the Cultural Center, of Minister Pezzarossi develará a Portrait in oil of Asturias, creation of master Maugdo Vasquez. The work will be placed in the session hall of the cultural center.

For Sunday 19 to 9:30 hours, The delegation headed by the Minister, will place a wreath at the monument in Reforma Avenue and 14 street areas 9 and 10 Capital City. This event also will be awarded the "Pages Lumbres" Miguel Angel Asturias her grandson Sandino Asturias. This work was produced by Editorial Culture to Guatemalans.

Asturias is regarded as the "Father of Magic Realism", Genre literature that characterizes Latin America. Currently the legacy of his work is still admired and recognized worldwide. Many believe that much of his work is a reflection of the social and political situation in our country lived during that time and the influence of pre-Columbian culture.

This year marked the 40 years after the death of Asturias who died 9 June 1974. Today his work transcends the boundaries of time and language, and remains a worthy reference culture of Guatemala to the world.

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