The Edge of the Storm: A Novel

Paperback | January 1, 1963

byAgustín YanezTranslated byEthel BrintonIllustratorJulio Prieto

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This tale of a repressive priest and his small Mexican village during the eighteen months preceding the Revolution of 1910 is a great novel, one that exposes the struggle between human desire and paralyzing fear—fear of humanity, fear of nature, fear of the wrath of God. Agustín Yáñez probes the actions of people caught in life’s currents, enthralling his readers with mounting dramatic tension as he shows that no power can forge saints from the human masses, that any attempt to do so, in fact, often has exactly the opposite result.

Yáñez brings to his work a deep understanding of people—his people—and he illuminates a great truth—that no one, anywhere, seems very strange when we understand the environment that has produced him or her.

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This tale of a repressive priest and his small Mexican village during the eighteen months preceding the Revolution of 1910 is a great novel, one that exposes the struggle between human desire and paralyzing fear—fear of humanity, fear of nature, fear of the wrath of God. Agustín Yáñez probes the actions of people caught in life’s curre...

An important figure in Mexican public life, Yanez served as governor of his state of Jalisco, professor at the National University, and secretary of public education. Although not well known outside Mexico, he was a founder of the contemporary novel, and his The Edge of the Storm, published in 1947, has been termed by Walter M. Langfor...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:342 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:January 1, 1963Publisher:University Of Texas Press

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ISBN - 10:0292701314

ISBN - 13:9780292701311

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Table of Contents

Overture1. That Night2. Retreat House3. Marta and María4. Holy Days5. Old Lucas Macías6. Easter7. The Northerners8. Marbles9. Victoria and Gabriel10. Holy Cross Day11. The Chaplain12. Ascension13. The Downfall of Damián Limón14. Students and Absent Ones15. Pedrito16. Halley's Comet

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.The Edge of the Storm is an excellent example of what can be considered Mexican national literature..