Miguel Ángel Asturias

Miguel Ángel Asturias

Leyendas de Guatemala

Leyendas de Guatemala / Legends of Guatemala

Novel , 1930


Pages: 138

In Leyendas de Guatemala, Asturias intersects fantastical legends of both Mayan people and Guatemalan colonial traditions in the cities of Tikal and Copan, as well as Santiago and Antigua. Asturias dazzles with elaborate imagery of epic battles between Earthly and divine spirits, utilizing evocative prose and chronicling the joining of somewhat disparate cultures.