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The book of lamentations
Rosario Castellanos
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Summary: One of the great masterpieces of contemporary Latin American fiction, Rosario Castellanos's The Book of Lamentations, which tells of an uprising of Mayan Indians in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, is now more relevant than ever, with the uprising of the Mayan Zapatista Liberation Army currently taking place in Chiapas and similar ethnic conflicts erupting across the globe.


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main characters Catalina Diaz Piulia
Female
Mayan
Prophet

Fernando Ulloa
Male
Married
Civil servant

Julia Acevedo
Female
Married
Sexual; unfaithful.

Manuel Mandujano
Male
Catholic
Ambitious.
Priest

Idolina
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Ruling class; vengeful.



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