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The Legend of La Llorona - Short Novel

Anaya, Rudolfo A.

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ISBN 10: 0892290153 / ISBN 13: 9780892290154
Published by Tonatiuh-Quinto Sol International, Berkeley California, 1984
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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95 Pages. First Edition not stated but assumed. Owner name in red ink and a book inventory number on first title page. No other marks or stamps on this tight bright book. Wherever Hispanics live this legend of the wailing woman has been told for generations and in many versions. The author suggests that the first Llorona in the New World was Malinche, the consort of Cortez and in this version she rises to noble and tragic stature. Legends are born of human experience and over time the people in world's legends become superhuman and mythological. Rudolfo Anaya with his considerable and exceptional talent returns Malinche to her roots making her human again. Based on the ancient Mexican legend, Anaya has rendered the story in novella form giving us a work not unlike the great Greek tragedies of Oedipus and Medea. Joseph Campbell has noted the remarkable similarities between the myths of the world and concluded that the human race evolved in the way of a single life. It appears that the ancient Mexicans and the ancient Greeks were not so different after all. Through their legends they speak to us about the ways and about the unity of humankind. Contents in Fourteen Chapters: A New Time, Malintzin, The Captain, A Pledge of Love, March to Mexico, Moctezuma, The Children, The Lake, A Princess, The War God , Attempt to Escape, Betrayal, The Sacrifice, and La Llorona. The Mexican Indian bird motifs and book layout and design are by Octavio I. Romano-V. Size: 6" x 9". Bookseller Inventory # 9038

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Title: The Legend of La Llorona - Short Novel

Publisher: Tonatiuh-Quinto Sol International, Berkeley California

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Trade Paperback

Illustrator: Desolina - Drawings

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Throughout Mexico and wherever Hispanics live, the legend of "La Llorona" has been told for generation upon generation. There are as many versions of the tale of the Wailing woman are story tellers. In this short novel by Rudolfo Anaya, the story assumes historic proportions. The author suggests that the first Llorona of the New World was Malinche, the consort of the Spanish conquistador, Cortez. In Anaya's version of the story, Malinche rises to noble and tragic stature. The legends of the world have been born of human experience. Over time, and in the telling and retelling, the people in the world's legends have tended to become suprahuman, mythological. To return such legendary people to their original roots, and thereby make them human again, requires a story-teller of considerable, if not exceptional, talent which encompasses an understanding of humanity that transcends time, place, language and culture. This precisely is what Rudolpho Anaya has accomplished in this, his most recent work, The Legend OF La Llorona. Based on the ancient Mexican legend, Anaya has rendered the story in the form of a brief novel. In doing so, Mr. Anaaya has given us a work not unlike those of the great Greek tragedies of Oedipus, who killed his father and marries his mother, and Medea, who killed her own children. Joseph Campbell, in his Historical Atlas of World Mythology, noticed the remarkable similarities between the myths of the world and concluded, "Through its millions of apparently separate individuals, the human race evolved in the way of a single life." Now, thanks to Rudolfo Anaya's creative re-creation of The Legend Of La Llorona, it appears that the ancient Mexicans and the ancient Greeks were not so different after all. Through their legends, and now through the artistry of Rudolfo Anaya, they speak to us about the ways and about the unity of humankind. --- from book's back cover

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