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- Planeta Mexico Editorial S. A. de C. V.
A masterpiece of contemporary Latin American fiction, "Oficio de Tinieblas" draws on two centuries of struggle among the Maya Indians, the white landowners, and the conflicted mestiza class in the Chiapas region of Southern Mexico. The novel transposes historical events to the Chiapas of Castellanos's own childhood in the 1930s, and explores, too, the struggle of Mexico's women for independence from the British oppression of their husbands and lovers.