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Flavio Herrera

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Flavio Herrera
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Born (1895-02-18)February 18, 1895
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died January 31, 1968(1968-01-31) (aged 72)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Nationality Guatemalan
Occupation Writer

Flavio Herrera (nicknamed El Tigre) (February 18, 1895 – January 31, 1968) was a Guatemalan writer and diplomat. His works are formal reading material in public schools and private schools in Guatemala.


Born in Guatemala City on February 18, 1895 he studied at the Colegio de Infantes and at the Instituto Central para Varones. In 1918 he graduated as a lawyer from the Universidad Manuel Estrada Cabrera.

He moved to Europe where he studied at the University of Madrid.

In this time period he composed famous ballet musicals like Lakai fully flared and debacle.

During the government of Juan José Arévalo, he was Ambassador of Guatemala to Finland. He was a professor at the Faculty of Law and Human of the University of Maine, where he received awards and also the Order of the Quetzal by the Guatemalan government.


For 13 years he wrote articles for the Revista Juan Chapín magazine. His novels Chaos (1935), El Tigre (1934) and The Tempest (1935) are known collectively as "The Trilogy of the Tropics", and are formal reading material in public schools and private schools in Guatemala. Other works are:

Type Titles
Published novels
  • El tigre, 1934[1]
  • La tempestad, 1935[2]
  • Siete pájaros del iris, 1936[3]
  • Poniente de sirenas, 1937[4]
  • Caos, 1949[5]
Handwritten novels
  • Hembra
  • Triana y el Señor de Bulbuxyá
  • El ala de la montaña, 1921[6]
  • Sinfonía del trópico, 1923[7]
  • Oros de otoño, 1962
  • Solera, 1964
  • Patio y nube, 1964
Hai-Kai Poetry
  • Trópico (Hai-Kais), 1931
  • Bulbuxyá (Hai-Kais), 1933
  • Sagitario. Poemas (Hai-Kais/Hais-Buns), 1934
  • Cosmos indio (Hai-Kais y Tankas), 1938
  • Palo verde (Hai-Kais), 1946[8]
Short tales
  • La Lente Opaca, 1921[9]
  • El hilo del sol, 1921
  • Cenizas, 1923[10]
  • 20 Rábulas en Flux, 1946[1]
  • 7 Mujeres y un Niño, 1961
  • El milagro hispanoamericano, 1934


When he died on January 31, 1968, his house was donated to the University of San Carlos.


Works by Herrera

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