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Miguel Arteche

Miguel Salinas Arteche, best known as Miguel Arteche, the name he adopted after legally reversing his maternal and paternal surnames in 1972. He was born in Nueva Imperial, Cautin, 9th Region, on June 4 1926. He spent most of his adult life in Santiago, Chile serving in academics, but was also awarded government positions, both in Chile and abroad. His writings appeared first in the Anthology of the Generation of 1950, compiled by Enrique Lafourcade a well-known Chilean writer.

Miguel Arteche is one of the authors of the so called Generacion literaria de 1950. Writers inside this category were born between 1920 and 1934. This classification was impulsed by author Enrique Lafourcade in 1954. Prominent writers of this generation are Miguel Arteche, Enrique Lafourcade, Pablo Neruda, Vicente Huidobro, Humberto Dias Casanueva, Rosamel del Valle, Jorge Edwards, Claudio Giaconi, et al. These writers are influenced by authors like Walt Whitman, William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. Miguel Arteche has also stated that his influences come from the Spanish Siglo de oro (golden century).

Retablo de Literatura Chilena: Miguel Arteche

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Retablo de Literatura Chilena: Miguel Arteche

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