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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Jos Mara Arguedas is one of the few Latin American authors irvers loved and described his natural surroundings, and he ranks among the greatest writers of any time and place. He saw the beauty of the Peruvian landscape, as well as the grimness of social conditions in the Andes, through the eyes of the Indians who are a part of it.

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Ernesto, the narrator of Deep Riversis a child with origins in two worlds. The son of a wandering country lawyer, he is brought up by Indian servants until he enters a Catholic boarding school at age In this urban Spanish environment he is a misfit and a loner.

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The conflict of the Indian and the Spanish cultures is acted out within him as it was in the life of Arguedas. For the boy Ernesto, salvation is his world of dreams and memories. While Arguedas poetry was published in Quechua, he invented a language for his novels in which he used native syntax with Spanish vocabulary. This makes translation into other languages extremely difficult, and Frances Horning Barraclough has done a masterful job, winning the Translation Center Award from Columbia University.

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. Over 2 weeks for fewer than pages What a lovely book this is.

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I thoroughly enjoyed Jose Maria Arguedas’ “Deep Rivers” and marveled at the ability of translator Frances Horning Barraclough to create a rhythm that seemed really unique Account Options Sign in.

He saw the beauty of the Peruvian landscape, as well as the ddeep of social conditions in the My library Help Advanced Book Search. Waveland PressMar 28, – Fiction – pages. Selected pages Title Page.

Contents The Old Man. Bridge over the World.