Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Notable Uruguayan novelist also active as a politician and revolutionary. His historical trilogy consisting of Ismael, 1888, Nativa, 1980, and Grito de gloria (Shout of Glory), 1894, dealth with uruguay's struggle for independence. He is best known for the novel Soledad (Solitude), 1894, a notable example of the Gaucho novel, in which the folklore and character of the inhabitants of the pampas are vividly presented. He served first as a senator and then became successively a minister to the United States, Argentina, Italy, and Brazil.

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