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The mirror of Lida Sal : tales based on Mayan myths and Guatemalan legends

Author: Miguel Angel Asturias
Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA : Latin American Literary Review Press, 1997.
Series: Discoveries.
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"First English-language edition of El espejo de Lida Sal (see HLAS 30:3268), in which the Nobel laureate melds Mayan and Guatemalan myth and folklore in 10 stories whose hallucinatory prose challenges the reader. 'Everything unfolds in a land of natural dreamscapes ... The imagination reels.' Although lacking a table of contents and translator's note, the superb translation recommends the work for classroom  Read more...
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Asturias, Miguel Angel.
Mirror of Lida Sal.
Pittsburgh, PA : Latin American Literary Review Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605088910
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miguel Angel Asturias
ISBN: 0935480838 9780935480832
OCLC Number: 35548827
Description: 126 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Portico --
The mirror of Lida Sal --
Juanantes enchained --
Anteater Juan --
Juan the whirler --
Kinkajou --
Legen of the singing tablets --
Legend of the crystal mask --
Legend of the silent bell --
Legend of the dancing butchers.
Series Title: Discoveries.
Other Titles: Espejo de Lida Sal.
Responsibility: by Miguel Angel Asturias ; translated by Gilbert Alter-Gilbert.

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"First English-language edition of El espejo de Lida Sal (see HLAS 30:3268), in which the Nobel laureate melds Mayan and Guatemalan myth and folklore in 10 stories whose hallucinatory prose challenges the reader. 'Everything unfolds in a land of natural dreamscapes ... The imagination reels.' Although lacking a table of contents and translator's note, the superb translation recommends the work for classroom use"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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