Miguel Ángel Asturias

Miguel Ángel Asturias

Hombres de maíz

Hombres de maíz / Men of Maize

, 1949

Planeta

Social protest and poetry; reality and myth; nostalgia for an uncorrupted, golden past; sensual human enjoyment of the present; 'magic' rather than lineal time, and, above all, a tender, compassionate love for the living, fertile, wondrous land and the struggling, hopeful people of Guatemala.

The title Hombres de maíz refers to the Maya Indians' belief that their flesh was made of corn.