Buenos Aires: Editorial Losada (Biblioteca Clásica Contemporanea), 1957. 9th ed. Paperback. 245p., indices, wrps. Very Good. Item #191729
This novel by Arguedas is important, according to the critic Julio Ortega, not only "for having discovered a native world for us, but also for revealing to us a new literature, which he began with this novel, closing on the one hand the old indigenismo of good will and beginning , on the other, our modern reading of that discordant world that turned out to be ours, the closest and our own". Ortega emphasizes that "with this novel, in effect, the Peruvian indigenous universe enters universal literature through a fundamental text whose literary quality was immediately recognized."