Ángel Felicísimo Rojas

Ángel Felicísimo Rojas

Ángel Felicísimo Rojas (Loja, December 20, 1909 – Guayaquil, July 20, 2003) was an Ecuadorian novelist and short story writer. His best known novel is El éxodo de Yangana (1949), which is one of Ecuador’s most important books. Rojas founded the Socialist Party of Loja in 1927. He was a passionate supporter of socialism, which led to his arrest and imprisonment by the Ecuadorian government in 1941. In 1997 Rojas was awarded the Eugenio Espejo Award in Literature.

Works

Novels

  • Banca (Loja, 1938)
  • El éxodo de Yangana (Buenos Aires, 1949)
  • Curipamba (Loja, 1983)
  • El club de los Machorros (Loja, Inédita)

Short Stories

  • Un idilio bobo (Quito, 1946)
  • El busto de doña Leonor (Quito, 1997)

Non-fiction

  • La novela ecuatoriana (México, 1948)

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