The Book of Lamentations
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Introduction by Alma Guillermoprieto
By (author) Rosario Castellanos
Translated by Esther Allen
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Book of Lamentations by Alma Guillermoprieto
Book DescriptionSet in the highlands of the Mexican state of Chiapas, The Book of Lamentations tells of a fictionalized Mayan uprising that resembles many of the rebellions that have taken place since the indigenous people of the area were first conquered by European invaders five hundred years ago. With the panoramic sweep of a Diego Rivera mural, the novel weaves together dozens of plot lines, perspectives, and characters. Blending a wealth of historical information and local detail with a profound understanding of the complex relationship between victim and tormentor, Castellanos captures the ambiguities that underlie all struggles for power. A masterpiece of contemporary Latin American fiction from Mexico s greatest twentieth-century woman writer, The Book of Lamentations was translated with an afterword by Ester Allen and introduction by Alma Guillermoprieto."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141180038
(198mm x 128mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 28-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Alma Guillermoprieto
Rosario Castellanos(1925-74) was bornMexico City and spent much of her childhood in Comitan, in Mayan southern Mexico. After traveling to Europe and to the United States for advanced study in aesthetics, she returned to the province of Chiapas to work with Indian theater groups and the Indigenous Institute of San Cristobal. Much of her work, even throughout her involvement with the literary group "The Generation of the '50s," tried to traverse the distance between the pre-Columbian and the European cultural traditions of Mexico. While serving as Mexican ambassador to Israel, Castellanos died in a freak household accident in Tel Aviv. In an irony she might have enjoyed, she was buried in the rotunda of Illustrious Men, in Mexico City."
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