Torn from the Nest

Torn from the Nest

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Clorinda Matto de Turner was one of the major literary figures of nineteenth-century Peru. Her first novel, Aves Sin Nido (Torn from the Nest) was a landmark work in the indigenismo genre which depicts the lives of contemporary Indians in the rural setting. The novel's initial success was due to its explicit and critical treatment of the problems of the indigenous population of Peru and because of its attack on the immorality of the priesthood. The plot involves a young couple who arrive in the Peruvian province where the Indians are exploited by landowners and public officials and the women are especially abused by local priests. The idealistic couple attempt to improve the lives of the Indians, but encounter difficulties at every turn. This novel has not been translated since more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 15.24mm | 294.83g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English, Spanish
  • 0195110064
  • 9780195110067

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About Clorinda Matto de Turner

Clorinda Matto de Turner was a major literary figure in 19th century Peru. She was a pioneer of indigenist literature, and was a crucial Peruvian writer in the shift from Romanticism to Naturalism. The late Antonio Cornejo-Polar was Professor of Spanish at The University of California, Berkeley. John Polt, Professor Emeritus of Spanish at the University of California, Berkeley, has translated several Spanish and Spanish American more

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