Ernesto Herrera

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Ernesto Herrera [1] (1889–1917) was a Uruguayan playwright, short story writer and journalist.

Background[edit]

He travelled widely in Europe.

Herrera was active in journalism.

Works[edit]

Short stories[edit]

His writings include a collection of short stories 'Su majestad el hambre', 1910 (His majesty hunger).

In terms of his successful writings, Herrera thereafter moved away from the genre of short story writer.

Plays[edit]

Herrera's reputation is particularly as a playwright.

His first major play was 'El estanque', 1910 (The pond). Some of his plays received critical acclaim, particularly 'El leon ciego', 1911 (The blind lion).

Death and legacy[edit]

His early death in 1917 when he had not yet attained the age of 30 left his reputation as an accomplished playwright with a sense of unfulfilled potential.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Ernesto Herrera', Wikipedia (in Spanish), es:Ernesto Herrera,

See also[edit]