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Miguel Angel Asturias's Archeology of Return
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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.

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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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"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 series." Gordon Brotherston, Modern Language Notes

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