Fiction. In English translation. José María Arguedas is one of the few Latin American authors who loved and described his natural surroundings, and he ranks. : Deep Rivers (): Jose Maria Arguedas, Frances Horning Barraclough: Books. 4 discussion posts. Beth Asmaa said: Translator’s Note. Frances Horning BarracloughBarraclough points out that a reader will find in Los Rios Profund.

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Ernesto’s security and acceptance reside with the Indians, who raised him, and with his father a traveling lawyernot with an old uncle, who owns a hacienda and is a powerful man.

Ernesto is also drawn to the myths and spirits and music of the Indian culture and endows a top he receives as a gift with the powers of communication. Mar 17, See the other authors section.

The most moving and lyrical parts describe his connection to nature, not just animals and plants but the mountains and rocks and rivers, all of which in Quechua culture have much greater significance than in white culture, and are often even personified. The introduction states that the author saw himself as “talking not only about the Andean peoples, but for and to them.

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Most critics agree that this novel is one of Arguedas’ masterpieces.

The clueless non-Latin-American interpretation, perhaps. He becomes a respected student at reading and writing, Markask’a asking him to write a love letter for a girl.

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Later, however, in the wake of another trouble that strikes the area, the Rector will try to protect Ernesto. The descriptions of the natural world–birds, bugs, landscape–were my favorite parts. The Leave-Taking Father and son finally reach the town of Abancay, hoping to end their pilgrimage and set up a law office there.


I could not understand how this hierarchy was determined. Over 2 weeks for fewer than pages I thoroughly enjoyed Jose Maria Arguedas’ “Deep Rivers” and marveled at the ability of translator Frances Horning Barraclough to create a rhythm that seemed really unique The Journeys The boy’s father is a traveling lawyer.

The toy, unfamiliar to them, nonetheless enchants the boys with its hum, light, and motion. Such a project is in extreme conflict: Become a LibraryThing Author. My edition of this book which has the same ISBN as the edition I chose, but looks different and comes in at just under pages took me over 2 weeks to read.

The push to complete the novel emerged years later inwhile conducting ethnographic fieldwork in the Mantaro Valley.

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References to this work on external resources. For Ernesto, the zumbayllu is the ideal instrument for capturing the interplay between objects. With regard to the revelation of the meaning of the Indian reality, Deep Rivers repeats certain dimensions of Yawar Fiesta, Arguedas’s previous novel: As such, its functions are varied, but it is first used to send messages to distant places.

Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. Mar 05, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Ernesto is left at a boarding school in Abancay, where life proceeds as it might in a small Peruvian town.

Edit to localize it to your language. This was a haunting and at times painful book to read.


I also wish to thank Martin Wolf and Claire Eisenhart, who read the English version and made many useful editorial suggestions. My edition of this book which has the same ISBN as the edition I chose, but looks different and comes in at just under pages took me over 2 weeks to read.

LASC Dec 18, One of the merits of Deep Rivers is its achievement of a high degree of consistency between the two facets of the text. Deep Canyon The Rector, affectionately nicknamed Padrecito, of the boys’ boarding school chides and punishes Ernesto for his participation in the public demonstration against the unfair distribution of salt that the ‘chicheras’, women who serve corn-based alcohol in chicha bars, staged in Abancay and Patibamba.

This is the hard lesson that Deep Rivers chronicles. Vargas Llosa says of it:. He then worked hard to its completion. It is a functional and flexible Spanish, which brings to light the different shades of a plurality of issues, people and peculiarities of the world exposed in the work. Ernesto’s unforgettable encounter with a lovely blue-eyed lady on the day of the insurrection makes him inquire into her identity. Bridge over the World. Translator’s Note “You may be surprised if I confess to you that I am the handiwork of my stepmother.