Men Of Maize by Miguel Angel Asturias

The book is a magical realist novel that delves into the lives, traditions, and struggles of the indigenous people of Guatemala, intertwining their personal stories with the mythic and spiritual beliefs rooted in their connection to the land, particularly the cultivation of maize. The narrative, rich in symbolism and poetic language, explores the impact of modernization and exploitation on rural communities, critiquing the forces of colonialism and capitalism that disrupt the harmony between humans and nature. Through a series of interconnected tales, the novel paints a vivid portrait of a culture in transition, grappling with the loss of its identity and the fight to preserve its heritage.

The 7169th greatest book of all time


Published
1949
Nationality
Guatemalan
Type
Fiction
Pages
268
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Spanish

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