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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I googled many of the trees and birds to see what they really look like. That persuasive power, without which no fiction can live, argueas the story before the reader not pass the test of time. The toy, unfamiliar to them, nonetheless enchants the boys with its hum, light, and motion.

Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. The Hacienda Agguedas Patibamba hacienda with a sugar mill and a well-tended flower garden completely surrounds Abancay, but the boy cannot persuade the Indian workers inside its environs to admit him.

In the morning, Ernesto, the last boy to depart from the temporarily closed boarding school, sets off on a two-day journey to rejoin his father. Ernesto is left at a boarding school in Abancay, where life proceeds as it might in a small Peruvian town.

The son of a ricers country lawyer, he is brought up by Indian servants until he enters a Catholic boarding school at age His life as a boarder and a visiter in town often conjures up reminiscences of his earlier experiences. Old Man A boy and his father visit an estranged uncle in Cuzco. Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Spanish-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December Project Gutenberg 0 editions.


Vargas Llosa recognizes the emotional impact reading Deep Rivers left him, which unambiguously qualifies it as a masterpiece.

I thoroughly enjoyed Jose Maria Arguedas’ “Deep Rivers” and marveled at the ability of deeo Frances Horning Barraclough to create a rhythm that seemed really unique This was in fact Arguedas’ own upbringing. Afterword Click to show. Ernesto then has to live with the boarding students who are a microcosm of Peruvian society and where cruel and violent behaviour is the norm.

Become a LibraryThing Author. What a lovely book this is.

He simple does not know how to ricers in a stable society. Also, much of the language in this book reminded me of Calvino’s Invisible Cities which I did enjoy.

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For the boy Ernesto, salvation is his world of dreams and memories. Thus, argudeas reads more like non-fiction, somewhat dryly depicting a chronological series of events with no apparent narrative arc. References to this work on external resources. Yawar Mayu Lleras, an incorrigible and unrepentant boarder, runs away with a girl toward the cordillera. Group Home Bookshelf Discussions. Recently added by hahrenskjgormleyrachellindsaybericandsueada. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

References to this book National Past-times: Brought up by Indians, when he re-entered Latino society, he found he did not fit in. Best Spanish-language novels by Piero Scaruffi 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.

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. Four round holes, like eyes, emanated from the sphere. Aeguedas such, its functions are varied, but it is first used to send messages to distant places.


Ernesto, a white boy of Spanish heritage, was raised by Indians, and “Deep Rivers” is essentially their story told by Ernesto. Add to Your books. And yes, he does not fit in, but that is because he has never needed to or had the opportunity to live amongst the same people for long, and his father does not visit nor write.

Deep rivers

rovers The insurrection and plague which affect the Indians are, as the Afterword says, major events in this autobiographical novel. 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.

The connecting thread that is woven through the episodes of this nostalgic and, at time, passionate of a child tortured by a double origin, a child with roots in two hostile worlds. 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. Mar 21, The title of the work ‘Uku Mayu’ in Quechua alludes to the depth of the Andean rivers, which rise in the top of the Andes.

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