"In this intriguing fictional work, a Nicaraguan writer prepares a novel about the Spanish conquest of her homeland, but from an unusual perspective: that of a woman...six women of the period emerge as a chorus to sing laments about the conquest, each woman representing different stakes in the confrontation between Old World and New. Their stories coalesce into a beautifully conceived, haunting depiction of a cruel time."-Booklist
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Set in part during the elections that would eventually bring Violeta Chamorro to power, Nicaraguan author Rosario Aguilar's novel The Lost Chronicles of Terra Firma jumps between two continents and several centuries as it follows the fortunes of seven very different women. One of these women, a young Nicaraguan journalist, provides the canvas upon which the others will appear as she roams the country in the company of her Spanish lover, collecting information for a novel about women in Nicaragua at the time of the Spanish conquest. Historical narrative juxtaposes against modern-day events to highlight Latin America's on-going struggle to integrate its old-world roots with new-world circumstances.
Though Ms. Aguilar does not consider herself a feminist writer, each of her seven novels has been concerned with the lives of women in Latin America. In The Lost Chronicles of Terra Firma, she succeeds in reading between the lines of historical accounts, written by and about men, in order to imagine the lives of the women who, though never mentioned, were instrumental in settling the new world.About the Author:
Rosario Aguilar; Translated by Edward Waters Hood
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Descripción White Pine Press, 1996. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111877727628
Descripción White Pine Press. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 1877727628 . Nº de ref. de la librería LHH5021STHMLV051117O0037P
Descripción White Pine Press, 1996. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1877727628