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1 Kristen Blosser INDIGENISMO IN ARGUEDAS’ TODAS LAS SANGRES

2 What is Indigenismo? Literature movement Where Focusing specifically on Peru Who was writing this? Middle-class, white or mestizo authors writing about indigenous experience Purpose Represent the plight of the indigenous people Why is this important?

3 Phases of Indigenismo 1. Indianismo Aves sin nido – Clorinda Matto de Turner 2. Indigenismo Ortodoxo El mundo es ancho y ajeno – Ciro Alegría 3. Neo-Indigenismo Todas las sangres - Arguedas

4 José María Arguedas Mestizo Influential Childhood Raised by indigenous kitchen servant Profoundly identified with indigenous Introspective perspective

5 Arguedas “But there is an aspect of the world in the sierra of the people of the Andes, into which José María Arguedas has penetrated like none other, neither before nor after him. The pure simplicity of his basic assessments grounding the subjectivity of his characters with their objective reality, without deforming or eliminating their profoundly human mark, is his best and most original contribution to Peruvian narrative” - Alberto Escobar

6 Todas Las Sangres - Plot Don Bruno Don Fermín Rendon Wilka Wisther-Bozart

7 Significance of Main Characters Don Bruno Feudalism Religion Rendon Wilka Andean Modernity Don Fermin Modernity Capitalism Wisther Bozart (Zar) International Capitalism

8 Todas Las Sangres Most polemic novel Represents the major conflicts within Peru: Coast vs. Sierra Capitalism vs. Feudalism Indigenous vs. White Modernization vs. Traditionalism

9 Conclusion Todas Las Sangres is one of the most representative novels of the Peruvian indigenismo movement because, not only does it draw attention to the cause of the indigenous people, but it also inspires readers to reach a solution to the question of where the indigenous population fits into the future of Peru.

10 Works Cited Arguedas, José María. Todas las sangres Print. Cornejo-Polar, Antonio. “Indigenist and Heterogeneous Literatures: Their Dual Sociocultural Status.” Trans. Susan Casal-Sanchez. Latin American Perspectives 16.2 (1989): Academic Search Complete. Web. 22 Oct Escajadillo, Tomás. “La Narrativa Indigenista.” La Narrativa Indigenista Peruana. Lima, Peru: Amaru Editores, Print.


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