At a glance:
- Author: Ciro Alegría
- First Published: 1941
- Genres: Long fiction, Social realism, Novel
- Subjects: Justice, Suffering, Politics, Crime or criminals, 1910's, 1920's, Native Americans or American Indians, Lawyers, Corruption, Ranches, ranchers, or ranching, South America or South Americans, Peru or Peruvians, Courts or courtrooms, Bulls, Geography
- Locales: Andes, Peru, South America
Broad and Alien Is the World reveals Ciro Alegría’s commitment to the ideological platform of Acción Popular Revolucionaria Americana (American popular revolutionary action), a socialist-oriented political party that he cofounded in 1930. As a result of his political engagement, which included involvement with guerrilla groups, Alegría was forced into exile. The novel openly attacks the violations of the human rights of the indigenous Peruvian population by national corporations and governmental institutions. The novel’s publication caused Peru to become...
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