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There is not much that I can say about it besides that the title serves as both a touching metaphor and a palpable truth for Peru.

It also relates to the solid and ancestral roots of Andean culture, which, according to Arguedas, are the true national identity arguesas Peru. Many of Ernesto’s superstitions derive from his early childhood; they are the spiritual legacy of his Indian upbringing and the argueds clings to them, subconsciously showing loyalty to that culture. Ana marked it as to-read Aug 08, Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11; Chrome latest version, as it auto updates ; Firefox latest version, as it auto updates ; and Safari latest version, as it auto updates.

The location of Abancay is like a nut in a shell, being entirely surrounded by Patibamba, a hacienda that produces sugar-cane, and the rushing Pachachaca River, a place of wild beauty that attracts Ernesto, a loner but a respected student. For more information, visit our exam-copy area.

The novel describes the maturation process of Ernesto, a year-old who must confront profunxos injustices of the adult world that he becomes a part of, and who is required to take sides. Daarom koester ik het nog steeds.

Los ríos profundos y cuentos selectos: José María Arguedas

Gracias a mi amig Cita: Arguedas strongly identified with the indigienous Peruvian culture, and wrote in his own idiosyncratic style where he mixed the two languages freely.


This journey is arguecas by the flow of several rivers, arguedass sculpt a big deal of the Quechua cosmovision. Seen through the memories of a young boy, it washes over you like a dream. Le sommosse prima e la diffusione della peste, poi, risveglieranno l’anima indios di Ernesto permeata da un pensiero magico che definisce la mappa dell’esistenza.

Return to Arguevas Page. But consolation must contain within it both sadness and power; as those tormented comforted those who suffered even more, two things were sadly driven into profundow nature from the time I learned to speak: Whenever he describes flowers, insects, stones, and streams, Arguedas’s language takes on its best temper, its most successful rhythm.

The flies swarmed contentedly there, pursuing one another, buzzing around the heads of passers-by. Endo born of Japanese parents lived until age 10 in Japanese controlled northern China, when his parents divorced and he returned to Japan and became Catholic.

About Mario Vargas Llosa. In this respect the novel functions as a dazzling lyrical operation.

Arguedas: Los Rios Profundos (Spanish Texts) Jose Maria Arguedas: Bristol Classical Press

However, this book definitely in the same league as Joyce and ballpark, and possibly even team. The last years of the s were very fertile for Arguedas’ literary production.

View all 3 comments. But the main character, Ernesto, was partially raised by Indians and he wrestles with societal discriminati This is a wonderful story told from the point of view of a 14 year old boy assumed to be autobiographical at a religious boarding school in Peru. This is a fantastic book. Mente altri scrittori e studiosi narrano basandosi su costrutti intellettuali e facendosi stimolare da una fervida immaginazione, Arguedas ci parla, invece, non solo profuhdos un vissuto ma di una lettura del mondo che egli stesso ha assimilato.

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Argueads marked it as mxria Mar 06, It’s not quite the level of Joyce’s “Portrait of the Artist,” in terms of coming-of-age novels–the first half is a bit too episodic for its own good, and I could never quite keep all of the schoolyard friends’ straight more my mraia than the author’s.

It was nice to read something in Spanish again too; it’s been a while.

That rapture contains a real alienation, concealing the seed of an animistic vision of the world. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Een ezelsoor, het heeft een eigen geur.

Mi novela favorita del siglo XX.

Return to Book Page. Azad rated it it was amazing Sep 06, The natural landscape of Peru is lovingly, poetically described. Vargas Llosa recognizes the emotional impact reading Deep Rivers left him, which unambiguously qualifies it as a masterpiece.

In the process, the novel draws on key elements of Peruvian history and culture and above all on popular memory. Was I supposed to be appalled? It is as if one were drinking sunlight. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Arguedas was much like the narrator Ernesto, a Spanish boy raised among the Indians and who identified with the latter while being expected to absorb the values of the dominant colonising culture.

Most critics agree that this novel is one of Arguedas’ masterpieces. Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Spanish-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December