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Peruvian Literature
       
             
   
Peruvian literature began during the 16th century when , son of a Spanish conqueror and an Inca princess, wrote his (1609; Royal Commentaries of the Incas, 1869), a vivid historical chronicle about the Inca culture and empire. Several decades after the fall of the Inca empire, a native Andean from the area of Huamanga in the southern Peruvian Andes wrote to king Philip III of Spain. Felipe a's aim was to seek the reform of Spanish colonial governance in order to save the Andean peoples from the destructive forces of colonial exploitation, disease, and miscegenation. Finding his most persuasive medium to be the visual image, he composed 398 full-page drawings which are an integral part of his 1200-page Nueva corónica y buen gobierno.
       
   
From Delhi, Peru develops its diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Maldives, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and the Republic of Sri Lanka.
       
             
   
       
   
Inca Garcilaso de la Vega
       
   
Another important writer of the colonial period was 17th-century satirist Juan del Valle y Caviedes. The foremost writers of the 19th century were, who wrote social criticism, and , who composed a collection of historical and legendary tales about Peru's past.
In the 20th century there has been an abundance of poets and prose writers. Among them are Ventura García Calderón, a diplomat who was also an essayist;i, a Marxist political essayist;
       
             
           
 
Manuel Gonzales Prada
   
 
   
and the poets and in his famous El Mundo es ancho y ajeno (1941; Broad and Alien is the World), has produced one of the finest novels treating the plight of the indigenous peoples in Latin Americais probably the best interpreter of the indigenous world. Vargis an internationally famous novelist. One of Latin America's most important literary critics is Luis Alberto Sánchez.
       
   
       
   
       
             
   
Jose Carlos Mariategui
       
             
   
The theater has played an important role in the cultural life of Peru since 1568, when the first play in the country was presented in the plaza of San Pedro in Lima. During the colonial period, the Jesuits promoted dramatic productions, and 18th century viceroy Manuel de Amat was a leading patron of the theater. The country's leading playhouse and concert hall is Lima's Municipal Theater. Sebastián Salazar Bondy and Enrique Solari Swayne are the most important 20th-century playwrights
       
             
             
    POETRY        
             
   
The Peruvian poetry is one of the highest peaks in the Latin American literature. Authors like or , just to mention a few of them, have reach a tremendous importance not only within his boundaries but universally.
       
             
   
       
   
César Vallejo
       
             
    NOVELS        
             
   
The Peruvian narrative has an enormous prestige in the Latin American literature. Authors like or have influenced the codes and styles of the new generation of writers in Latin America and worldwide.
       
             
   
The Peruvian narrative has an enormous prestige in the Latin American literature. Authors like or have influenced the codes and styles of the new generation of writers in Latin America and worldwide.
       
   
       
             
   
Mario Vargas Llosa- NObel Prize Winner
       
             
    SHORT STORIES        
             
   
Within the Peruvian literature, the short stories written by numerous authors, have expanded the frontiers of the imaginary and symbolism that have characterized the subject of the Peruvian narrative. Writers as or among other figures- have contributed to consolidate the prestige and the quality of the short stories.
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