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Miguel Asturias's archeology of return

Author: René Prieto
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge university press, 1993.
Series: Cambridge studies in Latin American and Iberian literature, 7; Cambridge studies in Latin American and Iberian literature, 7.
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Rene Prieto examines how Miguel Angel Asturias turns to the cultural traditions of the ancient Maya to produce three highly complex and widely misunderstood masterpieces.

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Named Person: Miguel Ángel Asturias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: René Prieto
ISBN: 0521434122 9780521434126
OCLC Number: 489986201
Description: xi, 307 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword and acknowledgements; Table of contents; Introduction; 1. The tales that no one believes: Layendas de Guatemala; 2. Becoming ants after the harvest: Hombres de maiz; 3. If all the dead began to walk the Earth would be full of steps: Mulata de tal; 4. Conclusion: from death unto life; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Latin American and Iberian literature, 7; Cambridge studies in Latin American and Iberian literature, 7.
Responsibility: René Prieto.

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"The main strengths of Prieto's study are that in sustaining a particular aooroach to Austria's indigenismo, he causes the three chosen works to illuminate each other, as part of a highly defined Read more...

 
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