Nicomedes Guzmán was a Chilean writer, editor, poet, and novelist. Contents. 1 Biography; 2 Los hombres oscuros/obscuros had great success in Chile, and led Guzmán to write a second novel based on children growing up in the slums of . Nicomedes Guzmán, seudónimo de Óscar Nicomedes Vásquez Guzmán ( Santiago, 25 de De todas formas, en Los hombres oscuros reinvindica su origen proletario dedicándoles la novela: A MI PADRE heladero ambulante. A MI MADRE. Los hombres obscuros. Novela. by GUZMAN, Nicomedes.- and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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The author as a ” proletarian novelist ,” wanted to emphasize the humble origin of his family, and did so especially in the dedication of his first novel, Los hombres oscurosto his parents: His formal education was often interrupted by his having to work —as a precocious laborer- to help the large family.


Thus his scholarly development was largely autodictic.

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At age eleven he was a typesetter and bookbinder’s assistant; later he was a truck-driver’s helper and an errand boy. He carried boxes in a factory and, at age sixteen, obtained a job in a real-estate brokerage.

This book, La sangre y la esperanza Blood and Hope became one of the osucros important novels of the time in Chile. And for many years was required reading in secondary schools in Chile. Both chambers of the Congress of Chile also honored the writer on July 1, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Los hombres oscuros () – Memoria Chilena, Biblioteca Nacional de Chile

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