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Marvellous Adventure of Cabeza De Vaca Also Malinche (Anglais) Poche – 9 avril 2007
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The Marvellous Adventure of Cabeza de Vaca was written during the Great Depression and is regarded as Long's seminal work. His place in American literature is similar to that of Robinson Jeffers, essentially religious and regional writers, while other writers have compared him to Robert Frost. Haniel Long died in 1956.
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With a poet's sensibilities, Haniel Long brings to life the extraordinary - but true - story of the castaway Cabeza De Vaca. Washed ashore on the Florida coast he survives for years until finally linking up with conquistadors in Mexico. During this time, enduring terrible hardships, he gains unique insights and an appreciation of the lives of the people he has fallen among.
Perhaps even more extraordinary, however, is the tale of Malinche. A teenaged girl, delivered into slavery by her mother, Malinche was later offered to the Conquistador Cortes as a peace offering on the Gulf of Mexico Coast. She was, in the words of the Spanish padre/historian Bernal Diaz, who knew her well, a woman "of great being". She became Cortes's concubine/lover, the mother of his son, and - from history's perspective, her most important role - Cortes's translator. She knew both Cortes and Montezuma, the Aztec king. Long's working of her story is no doubt fanciful; little is known of the real Malinche and no records have been found of what she actually thought. But it's a lovely ambition, to make her breathe, this woman who was the very hinge of history, and who lives in Mexican folk stories to this day.
Anyone interested in further pursuing the life of Malinche would do well to seek out Anna Lanyon's elegaic new book "Malinche's Conquest". Lanyon became so fascinated by the story of Malinche when she was travelling in Mexico in the 1970s, that she studied Portugese and Spanish to literary translation level, and physically set off to track down every possible clue to the woman seen variously as the "traitor" of Mexico, and it's primordial "mother". The result is a (prize-winning) book of wonder and charm.
I am a Unitarian Universalist minister who has preached on The Gasser at every church I have served. It is a profound piece of TRUE spiritual writing that does not require belief in any particular religion. Long has performed a great service by keeping the story alive.