As in the previous two volumes of his novelistic cycle, La guerra silenciosa, Manuel Scorza adds touches of humor and fantasy to his chronicle of peasant uprisings in the Andes. The present novel describes the last months in the life of Raymundo Herrera, and focuses on his attempt to rekindle the spirit of rebellion in his fellow Indians. Although he tells them he cannot close his eyes until they have succeeded in their struggle to regain possession of their lands, he dies without seeing his wish fulfilled. Herrera's mission is taken up by Agapito Robles, the protagonist of the next novel.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||Wor(l)ds of Change: Latin American and Iberian Literature Series , #31|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)|
About the Author
The Translator: Anna-Marie Aldaz received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon and at present she is an associate professor of Spanish at Northern Arizona University in Yuma. Her academic honors include membership in Phi Beta Kappa and an award for outstanding teaching. She co-authored Poems, a booklength translation of Rosalía de Castro's poetry, and has published The Past of the Future: The Novelistic Cycle of Manuel Scorza (Peter Lang, 1990) and Garabombo, the Invisible (Peter Lang, 1994).