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From master storyteller J. M. G. Le Clezio: winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. "A novel of intense beauty."--Review of Contemporary Fiction The Prospector is the crowning achievement from one of France's preeminent novelists and a work rich with sensuality and haunting resonance. It is the turn of the century on the island of Mauritius, and young Alexis L'Etang enjoys an idyllic existence with his parents and beloved sister: sampling the pleasures of privilege, exploring the constellations and tropical flora, and dreaming of treasure buried long ago by the legendary Unknown Corsair. But with his father's death, Alexis must leave his childhood paradise and enter the harsh world of privation and shame. Years later, Alexis has become obsessed with the idea of finding the Corsair's treasure and, through it, the lost magic and opulence of his youth. He abandons job and family, setting off on a quest that will take him from remote tropical islands to the hell of World War I, and from a love affair with the elusive Ouma to a momentous confrontation with the search that has consumed his life. By turns harsh and lyrical, pointed and nostalgic, The Prospector is "a parable of the human condition" (Le Monde) by one of the most significant literary figures in the world today.
The fiestas provide tangible links to the pre-Hispanic cultures of middle America, intertwining some of the great Pagan festivals of these ancient peoples with catholic ritual and tradition. In the Eye of the Sun is a remarkable visual chronicle of Mexican life. The book also includes an introduction by Richard Rodriguez and an essay by J.M.G. Le Clezio.
La conquista divina de Michoacn registra una gran crnica, escrita por un religioso annimo, tras el asesinato que Nuo de Guzmn cometi con el ltimo cazonci Tangaxoan Tzintzicha. Historia y testamento, este libro conserva la memoria de la antigua grandeza purpecha y expresa con majestad la magia y tragedia del mundo indgena.
Le Clzio explora los valores culturales indgenas de Mxico a travs de un recorrido por la dimensin mgica de la cosmogona de los pueblos prehispnicos mediante el reconocimiento de bailes, ritos, ceremonias tribales y conmemoraciones, adems de extensas citas de cdices prehispnicos.
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