23 October 2015

Paris 2015: Cimetière parisien de Bagneux #1: Armando Chirveches

The grave of Armando Chirveches is written in Spanish:
'AQUI REPOSAN LOS RESTOS
DEL
ESCRITOR Y DIPLOMATICO BOLIVIANO
ARMANDO CHIRVECHES PERES
MUERTO EN PARIS
EN OCTUBRE EN 1926'
Armando Chirveches (1881–1926) was born in La Paz, Bolivia and although he wrote modernist poetry initially he is better known as a novelist. He was influenced by Spanish writers such as Armando Palacio Valdés and Vicente Blasco Ibáñez and also by the French naturalists. His three most noted novels are La candidatura de Rojas (1908), Casa solariega (1916) and La Virgen del Lago (1920). He spent many years in Paris.

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