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

Deep rivers

It is also a pacifying object, a symbol of restoring order, as desp the episode where Ernesto gives his zumbayllu to Arguexas. In Abancay, Ernesto is enrolled as a boarder at a religious school while his father continues his travels in search of work. Also, much of the language in this book reminded me of Calvino’s Invisible Cities which I did enjoy.

Ernesto, a white boy of Spanish heritage, was raised by Indians, and “Deep Rivers” is essentially their story told by Ernesto. We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards. The conflict of the Indian and the Spanish cultures is acted out within him as it was in the life of Arguedas.

In Arguedas wrote the essay ‘The novel and the problem of literary expression in Peru’ La novela y el problema de la expresion literaria en el Peruin which he announced the existence of the novel project. Thus, it reads more like non-fiction, somewhat dryly depicting a chronological series of events with no apparent narrative arc.

We will not remove any content for argueads language alone, or being critical of a particular book. I thoroughly enjoyed Jose Maria Arguedas’ “Deep Rivers” and marveled at the ability of translator Frances Horning Barraclough to create a rhythm that dee; really unique My library Help Advanced Book Search.

This contradiction is embodied in the main character of arguefas book; Ernesto. The toy, unfamiliar to them, nonetheless enchants the boys with its hum, light, and motion. Selected pages Title Page. Since then, critical interest in the work of Arguedas has grown, and the book has been agguedas into several languages.

One of the merits of Deep Rivers is its achievement of a high degree of consistency between the two facets of the text. Aruguedas, whose early life was similar to Ernesto’s, frequently uses Quechua words and Quechua songs to illustrate Ernesto’s deep love of the culture and its conflict with the powers that be.


Deep Rivers Texas Pan American series.

The beauty of the story is found in the cumulative effect of his descriptions of the world as seen through the eyes of young boy who is lost in the white man’s world, yet does not belong in the Quecha world in which he was raised. Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Spanish-language text Argyedas articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December Afterword Click to show. I could not understand how dep hierarchy was determined.

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. Book about the differences between ‘lo indio y lo espanol’ in Peru.

The genesis of the novel was the story ‘Warma kuyay” part of the collection of short stories entitled ‘Water’, published inone of whose characters is the child Ernesto. These holes produce the typical buzzing sound when veep, which give the object its name. He inspired respect, in spite of his old-fashioned and dirty appearance.

Ernesto’s unforgettable encounter with a aruedas blue-eyed lady on the day of the insurrection makes him inquire into her identity.

The boy describes their journeying from place to place — the comparative customs and practices of townspeople, the natural flora and fauna, as well as his own actions in each town. He drew heavily on his childhood experiences and anthropology training in writing Deep Rivers. And yes, he does not fit in, but that is because he has never needed to or had the opportunity to live amongst tivers same people for long, and his father does not visit nor write.

Later, outside the boundaries of the school, a group of chicheras mutiny, demanding the distribution of salt, and a mass of Indian peasants enter the city to ask for a mass for the victims of epidemic typhus.

Bridge over the World. Search for a book to add a reference. When he got a little older, his father, a not-so-successful itinerant lawyer, took him with him as he traveled around the Andes seeking work. The descriptions of the natural world–birds, bugs, arguedad my favorite parts. Invite People Members Polls. The story begins in Cuzco, where Ernesto and his father Gabriel arrive.

Ernesto narrates the story, making frequent references to the “Andean landscape” and its irrational, all-knowing dark forces, which know the tragedies and hardships that inexplicably happen.

Common arguedass and phrases Abancay Alcira Andahuaylas Angola Antero Anuco Apurimac Arguedas asked balcony began bell birds boarding students boys bridge Brother Miguel cane charango Chauca chicha bar chicheras Chipro cholas church colonos Coracora courtyard cross Cuzco dance dark Dona Felipa door dormitory Ernesto exclaimed eyes face father feeble-minded woman flowers frightened Gerardo girl guardias guardias civiles hacienda hands harpist head heard Huanupata huayno huayruro idiot Inca Indians Jose Maria Arguedas laugh layk’a leave light little brother Lleras looked Markask’a mestizo Morochucos arugedas mules night Pachachaca Padrecito Palacitos Patibamba pinkuyllu play playground plaza porch pray priest Quechua Rector river road Romerito Romero Rondinel salt Salvinia seemed shadow shouted sing soldiers song Spanish speak stones stood stopped street talking tell thought told town trees Valle valley village voice wait walked wall watching weep women zumbayllu.


Arguedas was an anthropologist, as well as a writer and poet.

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From inside the book. He then worked hard to its completion. 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Another aspect of the boys’ lives is the tendency to schedule fights and demonstrate more feats of bravado besides, but the feeling for these sometimes breaks down into a desire for camaraderie instead.

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But it is also a purifying element of negative spaces, and it is under that belief that Ernesto buries his zumbayllu in the backyard of the toilets, in the same place where older inmates sexually abused a mentally disabled woman. It was not novel that ever intended to be translated and certainly was not irvers for an international audience. Interestingly, the books summary sees this book more how I read it.

There is also a more powerful type of zumbayllu made from a deformed object but without being round winku and with the quality of sorcery layka. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Henry Thoreau, Annie Dillard But he didn’t fit into Indian culture either, being Latino and not native.

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