Between Miguel Ángel Asturias and Mario Vargas Llosa: A History (Histories) of GuatemalaDOWNLOAD PDF
This article analyses two works written about the same topic. Miguel Ángel Asturias wrote Week-end en Guatemala in 1956 and Mario Vargas Llosa published Tiempos recios in 2019. These texts narrate in different ways, the coup led by the so-called ‘Army of Liberation’, and instigated by the CIA, that in 1954 overthrew the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala. Asturias publishes a volume of stories; the last one is titled “Torotumbo” and it is a poetic narration of an indigenous community that suffers the rape and death of a girl by a ladino. Vargas Llosa in Tiempos recios writes a historical novel that presents the main events and actors who starred in the coup.
Keywords: Guatemala. Miguel Ángel Asturias. Mario Vargas Llosa. History/histories.| Guatemala. Miguel Ángel Asturias. Mario Vargas Llosa. Historia/historias.
Language: esSubmitted: March 24, 2021 Published: June 29, 2021