This book is the second volume in Manuel Scorza's five-part novelistic cycle entitled La guerra silenciosa (The Silent War). In his saga, Scorza describes an Andean peasant uprising that he witnessed in the 1960's. Although many of the names, places, dates, and events are real, the author fictionalizes his testimonial by adding humor, myth, and fantasy. Garabombo, the novel's titular protagonist, is modeled on Fermín Espinoza, an Indian whom Scorza knew personally. Although the fictionalized portrait adheres rather closely to its model, Scorza endows the novelistic Garabombo with the attribute of a symbolic invisibility.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||American University Studies Series: Series 22: Latin American Studies , #22|
About the Author
The Translator: Dr. Anna-Marie Aldaz was born in Budapest, Hungary, and received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon. She taught English literature in Brazil and is currently an associate professor at Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, Arizona). Her academic honors include membership in Phi Beta Kappa and an award for outstanding teaching from the Arizona Foreign Languages Association. She contributed several entries to Women Writers of Spain and is the co-author of Poems, a book of English translations of poems by Rosalía de Castro. Her most recent publication is The Past of the Future: The Novelistic Cycle of Manuel Scorza, (Peter Lang, 1990).