Carlos Solórzano was born on May 10, 1922 in Guatemala City. He is considered to be the most significant and influential playwright from Guatemala. He earned two master’s degrees from the Faculty of Philosophy and an architectural degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He taught for a short amount of time before going to France with Monterde Francisco after receiving the Rockefeller grant. He married his wife Beatrice and together they had two kids, Beatrice and Juana Inés. He continued studying in France, and when he returned back to Mexico, he was offered a job to be in charge of a large college theater project. From 1977 to 1980, the Theatre of the Nation of the Mexican Institute of Social Security was under the direction of Solórzano. During his life, Carlos also was a theater critic and a teacher. He received many awards for his work. He died on March 30, 2011.
Carlos Solórzano is important to Guatemala because he is the most significant and influential playwright from Guatemala. He wrote a large amount of plays and novels, did research, and promoted theater in general.
His play, Los Fantoches, which means Tormented Puppets, is an important piece of his work, because it is widely known. It was written in 1959.
Mario Gonzalez Chavajay
Mario works only at the Arte Maya Tz'utuhil as an artist. He is one of two younger brothers to Pedro Rafael Gonzalez Chavajay. While most artists who work at Tz’utihil learn from their family, Mario taught himself. He has been painting for about twenty years and works very hard. He usually spends about eight hours every day painting. He worked for Salvador Reanda’s gallery in Santiago Atitlán for many years as a tourist artist. He decided to quit tourist p...
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...e was a famous poet, novelist, and diplomat as well as the winner of the 1967 Nobel Prize for Literature. He received his law degree in 1923, moved to Paris and wrote his first, well-known work, Leyendas de Guatemala, which tells about the Maya culture and life before Spanish rule. When he returned to Guatemala, he edited a radio magazine and began to write poems, specifically sonnets. He also wrote in many countries in Central and South America while traveling. 1966 to 1070 he served as the Guatemalan diplomat to Paris, where he decided to live permanently. He died on June 9, 1974 in Madrid, Spain.
Asturias is important to the country because of his great writings on indigenous people, traditions, and their culture before the Spanish took over.
His most famous work is Hombres de maíz, 1930, which tells about the misery and exploitation of Indian peasant workers.