Diamantes y pedernales. Front Cover. José María Arguedas. Editorial Horizonte, – Short stories, Peruvian – pages. Diamantes y pedernales. Front Cover. José María Arguedas. Alianza Editorial, – Short Bibliographic information. QR code for Diamantes y pedernales. Preceded by, Diamantes y pedernales (). Followed by, El Sexto (). Deep Rivers (Spanish: Los ríos profundos) is the third novel by Peruvian writer José María Arguedas.

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Refresh and try again. The subjective side of Deep Rivers argeudas focused on the efforts of the protagonist to understand the world around him, and to place himself within it as a living whole.

Gabriel, an itinerant lawyer, is looking for a rich relative called ‘El Viejo’ the old onein order to ask for work and shelter.

Diamantes Y Pedernales

Just a moment while pedernnales sign you in to your Goodreads account. Seller does not offer returns. This Ernesto is unmistakably the same as the Deep Rivers character.

Select a valid country. This pushes Ernesto into a profound awareness: Hannes Knapen rated it really liked it Mar 13, Zrguedas making your offerif the page does not update immediately. At the same time, more than revealing the oppression and distress of the Indians, this novel seeks to underscore the power and dignity that the Quechua people have preserved in spite of the exploitation and contempt of white people. On this occasion one of the Indian capeadors matador assistantsnicknamed Honrao, was gored by the bull.


Taking advantage a school vacation, Arguedas wrote the novel non-stop.

In Arguedas wrote the essay ‘The novel and the problem of literary expression in Peru’ La novela y el problema de la expresion literaria en el Peruin which he announced the existence of the novel project. The zumbayllu purifies pedrnales land and flowers start to sprout, which Ernesto then decides to place in the woman’s tomb.

His desire to remake the story was interrupted by his stay at the El Sexto prison, betweentherefore he could only re-start writing in the second half ofafter attending the Indian Congress of Patzcuaro, in Mexico. Home About Help Search.

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The novel relates one of the most traditional customs of the indigenous communities of Peru: Title, Diamantes y pedernales. Such a project is in extreme conflict: Be the first to ask a question about Diamantes Y Pedernales.

Pollo rated it liked it Feb 27, Moreover, with the publication of Deep Rivers, the growing reception to Arguedas’ work began, both in Peru and throughout the continent. In this respect the novel functions as a dazzling lyrical operation.

The indigenous bullfight is a spectacular event where a bull which wears a “pampon” must confront one or two hundred “Indians” who can be professional toreros or spontaneous “capeadores”. Most critics agree that this novel is one of Arguedas’ masterpieces.


Diamantes Y Pedernales by José María Arguedas

One of the merits of Deep Rivers is its achievement of a high degree of consistency between the two facets of the text. Cornejo Polar,pp. But it is also a purifying element of negative spaces, and it is under that belief that Ernesto buries his zumbayllu in the backyard of the toilets, in the same place where older inmates sexually abused a mentally disabled woman.

With regard to josd revelation of the meaning of the Indian reality, Deep Rivers repeats certain dimensions of Yawar Fiesta, Arguedas’s previous novel: The correspondence between them documents Arguedas’ work in detail. Moreover, Yawar Fiesta starts treating an issue that will take its full shape much later: It is a functional and flexible Spanish, which brings to light the different shades peddernales a plurality of issues, people and peculiarities of the world exposed in the work.

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