Penguin Modern Classics: The Book Of Lamentations

Penguin Modern Classics: The Book Of Lamentations by Rosario Castellanos
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ISBN
9780141180038
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
400
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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Set in the highlands of the Mexican state of Chiapas, The Book of Lamentations tells of a fictionalised Mayan uprising that resembles many of the rebellions that have taken place since the indigenous people of the area were first conquered by invaders from Europe five hundred years ago. With the panoramic sweep of a Diego Rivera mural, the novel weaves together dozens of plot lines, perspectives, and characters - the ambitious Maya shaman Catalina and her husband, Pedro, a seeker after justice; the wealthy, ruthless landowner Leonardo; Marcela, the Maya girl raped by Leonardo who gives birth to a son, and many more. In a tour de force of narrative structure, these threads intertwine as the plot drives toward a conclusion as devastating as it is inexorable. The Book of Lamentations is a masterpiece of contemporary Latin American fiction from Mexico's greatest twentieth-century woman writer.
ISBN:
9780141180038
Publication Date:
27 / 02 / 1999
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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