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Península, Península

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Escritor de origen peninsular –de la península de Yucatán– y apasionado lector de literatura inglesa, Lara Zavala practica aquí una singular forma de espiritismo, eligiendo como personaje central de su novela al abogado, político, diplomático, diputado y periodista yucateco Justo Sierra O'Reilly, quien por cierto figura como el primer gran novelista histórico mexicano y ...more
Paperback, 363 pages
Published January 30th 2008 by Alfaguara (first published 2008)
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Mauro Barea
Apr 03, 2014 Mauro Barea rated it really liked it
Una excelente referencia al oscuro periodo de la Guerra de Castas. Meticulosa investigación mezclada con la ficción de personajes y pensamientos de la época, es la primera novela que leo de ese periodo, y la recomiendo para quien quiera empaparse de historia y del porqué los mayas han sido indómitos y su voluntad de existir extraordinaria, y cómo el racismo y la segregación fueron problemas más graves de lo que se pensaba. 1821 marcó poca o ninguna diferencia con la consumación de la ...more
Sue Davis
Apr 07, 2013 Sue Davis rated it it was amazing

Reading it for the second time (July 2012). Love the history of the Yucatán. see interview with author: http://www.conaculta.gob.mx/sala_pren....

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Now think this is a great novel with multiple perspectives and detailed account of the caste war. I like the way Lara zavala works in some meta with the idea that he has rewritten the novel that justo Sierra wrote that the rebels burned in his study in Campeche.
Alberto Martínez
Sep 11, 2013 Alberto Martínez rated it liked it
Amplio recorrido por las revueltas yucatecas en el correr del siglo XX. Cansa un poco y se pierde por momentos la idea central con tantas sub historias, pero se gana en conocimiento de la zona. Sus costumbres y pensamientos. Entretenido libro para conocer esa parte del país que, para un estómago céntrico como yo, es inimaginable.
Cynthia
Jan 13, 2009 Cynthia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Interesting historical novel about the caste war in the Yucatan during the 1840's. Told from a variety of perspectives, including an English governess, several Mayan caciques, a Catholic bishop, a drunken traveling doctor, and various political operatives. Fairly (for me) accessible Spanish. I had not known about this war in which the Mayans nearly took over the peninsula.
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