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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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Arguedas, a bilingual writer, succeeds in “quechuization” of Spanish: Set in the village of Puquio in the Southern Sierra of Peru it depicts the performance of a bullfight in the Andean style turupukllay as part of pedwrnales celebration called ‘yawar punchay’.

Diamantes Y Pedernales

Retrieved from ” https: Vargas Llosa recognizes the emotional impact reading Deep Rivers left him, which unambiguously qualifies it as a masterpiece.

The story begins in Cuzco, where Ernesto and his father Gabriel idamantes. The novel describes the maturation process of Ernesto, a year-old who must confront the injustices josd the adult world that he becomes a part of, and who is required to take sides. Claudia rated it really liked it Dec 30, Melisse rated it really liked it Jan 30, Be the first to ask a question about Diamantes Y Pedernales.

Most critics agree that this novel is one of Arguedas’ masterpieces. Opposing it, with all its contradictions, is the Westernized socio-cultural system of the Peruvian coast.


Refresh and try again. 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.

To ask other readers questions about Diamantes Y Pedernalesplease sign up. To ask other readers questions about Diamantes Y Pedernalesplease sign up. 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.

Sign in to check out Check out as guest. According to critics, this novel marked the beginning of the current neo-indigenista movement, which presented, for the first time, a reading of indigenous issues from a closer perspective.

Anabell rated it it was amazing Oct 27, There are 1 items available. This does not happen often, but as often as needed to make the reader see that these are two cultures with two different languages. Lorena rated it liked it Nov 28, His ideal of integration, a most passionate one, as it originates in his fragmented interiority, is doomed to failure.

Moreover, with the publication of Deep Rivers, the growing reception to Arguedas’ work began, both in Peru and throughout the continent. It is a functional and flexible Spanish, which brings to light the different shades of a plurality of issues, people and peculiarities of the world exposed in the work.


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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. With regard to the revelation of the meaning of the Indian reality, Deep Rivers repeats certain dimensions of Yawar Fiesta, Arguedas’s previous novel: That persuasive power, without which no fiction can live, endows the story before the reader not pass the test of time. Micky Bane rated it it was amazing May 29, This Ernesto is unmistakably the same as the Deep Rivers character.

Subject to credit approval. Retrieved from ” https: Such a project is in extreme conflict: Ernesto believes that his voice can reach the ears of his absent father by chanting the zumbayllu. QR code for Diamantes y pedernales.

Deep Rivers – Wikipedia

She deconstructs his particular use of language, a mix of Quechua and Spanish, as a vehicle to express the political dualities in the Andes. Report item — opens in a new window or tab. But he does not succeed.