Ecuadorian Writers: Eugenio Espejo, Alfredo Pareja Diezcanseco, Salomon Isacovici, Edna Iturralde, List of Ecuadorians, Juan Manuel Rodriguez

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 122 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Eugenio Espejo, Alfredo Pareja Diezcanseco, Luis Costales, Luis Fierro, Salomon Isacovici, Edna Iturralde, Jorge Carrera Andrade, Juan Manuel Rodriguez, Demetrio Aguilera Malta, Alejandro Carri n, Federico Gonz lez Su rez, Jorge Icaza Coronel, Adalberto Ortiz, Jos Joaqu n de Olmedo, Fanny Carri n de Fierro, Benjam n Carri n, Jorge Enrique Adoum, Juan Montalvo, Juan de Velasco, Iv n Carvajal, Antonio Borrero, Enrique Gil Gilbert, Juan Le n Mera, Aminta Buena o, Violeta Luna, C sar D vila Andrade, Iv n Ulchur, Joaqu n Gallegos Lara, Vicente Cabrera Funes, Jenny Estrada, Pedro Jorge Vera, Ram n Borrero y Cort zar, Ana Cecilia Blum, Jos de la Cuadra, Miguel Riofr o, Ileana Espinel, Pablo Balarezo Moncayo, Gonzalo Zaldumbide, Ricardo Paredes Romero. Excerpt: Francisco Javier Eugenio de Santa Cruz y Espejo (Royal Audiencia of Quito, 1747-1795) was a medical pioneer, writer and lawyer of mestizo origin in colonial Ecuador. Although he was a notable scientist and writer, he stands out as a polemicist who inspired the separatist movement in Quito. He is regarded as one of the most important figures in colonial Ecuador. He was Quito's first journalist and hygienist. As a journalist he spread enlightened ideas in the Royal Audiencia, and as a hygienist he composed an important treatise about sanitary conditions in colonial Ecuador that included interesting remarks about microorganisms and the spreading of disease. Espejo was noted in his time for being a satirist. His satirical works, inspired by the philosophy of the Age of Enlightenment, were critical of the lack of education of the Audiencia of Quito, the way economy was being handled in the Audiencia, the corruption of its authorities, and aspects of its culture in general. Because of these works he was persecuted and finally imprisoned shortly before his death. The Roya...

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