Las "tecunas" en Hombres de maíz.

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The "tecunas" in Men of corn.

Dante Jose' Liano

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This article is a biographical and mythical reading of Hombres de maíz. It looks at known facts and obscure facts of the author’s life in order to culminate in a mythical reading of the work. The study puts forward a reading of the “tecunas” of the text as part of the major myth of Gaspar Ilom, whom, according to Asturias, is a necessary point of reference for the reconstruction of the Guatemalan nation.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The "tecunas" in Men of corn.
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationViajes y escrituras:migraciones y cartografías de la violencia
EditorsNicoletta Pesaro, Alice Favaro
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series



  • Asturias
  • Hombres de maíz
  • Men of Maize
  • Tecunas


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