José María Peralta Lagos

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Not to be confused with José María Peralta.
José María Peralta Lagos
Born July 25, 1873
Santa Tecla, El Salvador
Died July 22, 1944
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Nationality Salvadoran
Occupation Writer, military engineer, and politician

José María Peralta Lagos (1873-1944), was a Salvadoran writer, military engineer, and politician. He wrote under the pseudonym T.P. Mechín.[1]

Peralta Lagos was born on July 25, 1873 in Santa Tecla, El Salvador. He studied at the Academia de Ingenieros de Guadalajara, a military academy, in Guadalajara, Spain. He spearheaded the construction of the Teatro Nacional de El Salvador in the early 20th century,[2] along with the engineer José Emilio Alcaine. He was a diplomatic representative of El Salvador in Spain and Minister of War and Navy under president Manuel Enrique Araujo (1911-1913).[3] He also served as a member of the Academia Salvadoreña de la Lengua.

Peralta Lagos's writing is costumbrista, is humorous, and is sometimes ironic.[4]

His published works are:

  • Burla Burlando (collection of articles, 1923)
  • La Muerte de la Tórtola o Malandanzas de Un Corresponsal (novel, 1932)
  • Brochazos (short stories, 1925)
  • Dr. Gonorreitigorrea (novel, 1926)
  • Candidato (comedy in three acts, 1931)
  • Masferrer Humorista (essay, 1933)
  • Algunas Ideas Sobre la Futura Organización de la Enseñanza Superior de CA. (essay, 1936)

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