Arguedas: Los Rios Profundos by Jose Maria ArguedasArguedas: Los Rios Profundos by Jose Maria Arguedas

Arguedas: Los Rios Profundos

byJose Maria ArguedasEditorWilliam Rowe

Paperback | January 1, 1998

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Los rios profundos (Deep Rivers) is Arguedas' most famous novel. It tells the story of a young man's experience of growing up in highland Peru in a deeply divided society and of his struggle to overcome conflicts of language and culture. He manages to elaborate an alternative vision of Peru, drawing above all on native Indian sensibility and traditions. In the process, the novel draws on key elements of Peruvian history and culture and above all on popular memory. Suitable for university and A-level teaching as the plot is uncomplicated and the emotional atmosphere is immediately graspable. This edition offers a full glossary, and a comprehensive introduction which outlines the main features of the plot, with a clear interpretation of major episodes and of chief elements within the text, relating them to key features of modern Peru and explains the chief elements of native culture such as the use of myth. This Spanish text is useful for teaching Peruvian, Latin American literature or cultural history at upper sixth-form and university level.
William Rowe is Anniversary Professor of Poetics, Department of Iberian and Latin American Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. He lived and taught in Peru in the 1960s, and has since been visiting Professor at universities there and in Mexico. He is the author of Memory and Modernity: Popular Culture in Latin Americ...
Title:Arguedas: Los Rios ProfundosFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.46 × 5.39 × 0.62 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Bloomsbury

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION BOOKS BY ARGUEDAS BIBLIOGRAPHY LOS Rfos PROFUNDOS I. El viejo II. Los viajes III. La despedida IV. La hacienda v. Puente sobre el mundo VI. Zumbayllu VII. El motin VIII. Quebrada honda IX. Cal ycanto X. Yawar Mayu XI. Los colonos GLOSSARY