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Assuming the Light The Parisian Literary Apprenticeship Of Miguel Ángel Asturias Criticism Oxford, U.K.: Legenda, 1999 Miguel Ángel Asturias (1889-1974), the first Spanish-American prose writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, is both a pivotal and a representative figure in the development of the twentieth-century Spanish American novel. Asturias’s literary apprenticeship in the Paris of the 1920s and 1930s is arguably the most crucial and least understood period of his career.  In forging his definitions of Guatemalan cultural identity and Spanish American modernity from a French vantage point, Asturias made literary innovations and generated cultural paradoxes which...

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Child of “the most successful man and the most beautiful woman” in a remote Ecuadorean village, Marta knows she is different.

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 Finalist, Publishers’ Prize, Saskatchewan Book Awards, 1993 Nights in the Yungas Short Stories Saskatoon: Thistledown Press, 1992 Armed only with their passports, the gringos in these short stories enter the politically charged arenas of Nicaragua, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia. As we ride buses with them, or listen in the dark of the war-torn Nicaraguan jungle, we understand both the compression and the enlargement of humanity caused by their travels. Most of the protagonists in the eleven stories are gringos travelling or working in unstable Latin American countries like Nicaragua, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Colombia. What makes Henighan’s collection...

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Other Americas Novel Toronto: Simon & Pierre, 1990. Once again Keith was following older brother Don, as he had all his life—but this time it was to a dangerous rendezvous in Colombia. Leaving the Ottawa Valley farm for the poverty and violence of Bogotá, Keith gains new perspective on his life, his home and country, and their roles in the world. With meticulous detail, this first novel probes the points of contact between identities in different corners of the Americas. Other Americas is a tale of intrigue that unravels at a teasingly deliberate pace….The novel juxtaposes the adolescence of...

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