But before entering full character, I think that it is necessary to make a brief review to the Guatemalan literature. With the arrival of the Spaniards, whose desire for conquest interrupted a millennial in our country cultural process, because aboriginal literature of Mayan descendants evolved the religious epic and lyric, cultivating the prose and narrative. Precolombinaque is wide between the indigenous literary production or literature we have the following writings Popol Vuh which contains the creation of the Quiche man Memorial de Solola with the historical events of the Rabinal Achi village which is a dance of the tum or Dance Drama at the same time we have a varied wealth of manuscripts and codices (unfortunately not in our country) being: Codex Dresdense, Codex Peresiano, which revolves around the chronology and astronomy and Codice Trocortesiano with ritual ceremonies, agriculture and social and daily data. Later writers in Spanish, which have left already arise footprint with countless stories, among which we can highlight: Rafael Landivar, Jose Batres Montufar, Jose Milla and Vidaurre, Flavio Herrera, Mario Monteforte Toledo, Luis Cardoza and Aragon, Augusto Monterroso, Virgilio Rodriguez Macal and how to forget our Nobel Prize in literature Miguel Angel Asturias with his work El Mr President. eady – you may have come to the same conclusion. And many more writers and writers who exalt the name of our country, some well known and others not so much.
VIRGILIO RODRIGUEZ MACAL(1916-1964) was born on June 28, 1916. The son of the journalist, historian, writer and notable diplomat Don Virgilio Rodriguez Beteta and Dona Elisa Macal Asturias. Being a great Guatemalan novelist, recognized and awarded internationally for his novels and vivid tales, one of the finest exponents of Central American literary criollismo, creating a great legacy to the culture. Virgilio Rodriguez Macal served as journalist, diplomat and adventurous nature writer, who conveyed the richness of our country with his works both in fauna and traditions contributing characters and unique places.