Salarrué, Salvador Efraín Salazar Arrué (born October 22, 1899 in Sonsonate, El Salvador. Died November 27, 1975 in San Salvador, El Salvador) is a writer, poet and painter from El Salvador.
Known by the pseudonym of "Salarrué" (a derivation of his name), he is considered one of the greatest exponents of Salvadoran narrative, and one of the founders of a new Latin American school of folkloric narrative ("narrativa costumbrista"). He was born in Sonsonate, on October 22 1899, and died in San Salvador on Noviembre 27 1975. A poet, a painter and a writer, he has been considered the greatest exponent of cuzcatleca narrative. Salarrué was one of the founders of the new Latin American fiction current. In his "Cuentos de Barro" ("Clay Stories") and "Cuentos de Cipotes" ("Children Stories"), he manages to fully identify with the countryside, agricultural world, in a way unprecedented in Salvadoran narrative.
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