Like Charles Baudelaire in 19th century Paris, he claimed to have made his country aware for the first time of the relationship between poetry and the market, and to have recognized the need for the writer to turn himself into a celebrity.
Valdelomar was born and grew up in the port city of San Andres Pisco ; his childhood in this idyllic coastal setting and within an affectionate household are often the basis for his short stories and poems.
After studying at the well-known Guadalupe School in Limain he enrolled to study literature at the National University of San Marcos. However, in he began contributing caricatures and poems to a number of illustrated magazines and periodicals, such as Aplausos y silbidosMonos y MonadasActualidadesCinema and Gil Blasand he soon abandoned university life completely for the world of journalism. Valdelomar was also becoming increasingly interested in politics, and in Abraham valdelomar biografia yahoo dating participated in the successful presidential campaign of Guillermo Billinghurst.
To reward him for his support, Billinghurst named Valdelomar editor of the newspaper El Peruano inand the following year sent him on a diplomatic posting to Rome, where he wrote his best-loved and prize-winning story, El Caballero Carmelo.
The anthology included Valdelomar's best-known poems, "Tristia" and "El hermano ausente en la cena de Pascua Valdelomar promised to provide a prologue for Vallejo's first collection of poetry, Los heraldos negrosbut his ambitious lecture tours of the provinces distracted his attention. Vallejo's collection finally appeared without the prologue inalthough it had been completed in —which has led to some confusion over its publication date.
In the meantime, Valdelomar was giving lectures the length and breadth of the country; as part of his commitment to reaching and educating a broad audience, but also as part and parcel of his efficient showmanship and entrepreneurial sense, he offered this first lectures in each town at a discount price—or for free—to workers and peasants, and later hiked up the admission price to a by-now eager public.
On a tour of Ayacuchoin the Huamanga province, he suffered a fall that led to a fractured spine and severe concussions; he died next day, aged His best fiction is contained in two short story collections: El caballero Carmelo and Los hijos del sol ; the first inaugurates the genre of "cuentos criollos", or local fiction, focused on daily life in the port town of Pisco the coastal area usually left out of accounts of Abraham valdelomar biografia yahoo dating which focused on either Lima or the Andean regions ; the second was an ambitious modernista reworking of legends of life under the Inca empire.
He was also the author of two important
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