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La Navidad en las Montañas

La Navidad en las Montañas by Ignacio Manuel Altamirano
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Altamirano nos da a creer que este cuento es una historia verídica, que le fue contada por el narrador. Es, simplemente, la historia de un soldado que se encuentra con un cura en las montañas el día de Nochebuena, y pasa con él y con su pueblo la noche de fiestas. (Resumen de Karen Savage)

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[Illustration: IGNACIO M. ALTAMIRANO]

LA NAVIDAD EN LAS MONTAÑAS

A SPANISH AMERICAN STORY

BY

IGNACIO MANUEL ALTAMIRANO

WITH INTRODUCTION, NOTES, AND VOCABULARY

BY

EDITH A. HILL

UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS

AND

MARY JOY LOMBARD

HIGH SCHOOL, REDLANDS, CAL.

1917

PREFACE

As the author himself says in his Dedicatoria , a picture of Mexican life is here offered, not as seen in large cities, which are much the same all the world over, but in remote rural districts, "en las montañas." The tale is idyllic, but in spite of its romantic spirit it presents a vivid picture of rural life in Mexico.

The text of this story is taken from the Fifth Edition, in the Biblioteca de la Europa y América, Paris, 1891.

E.A.H.

M.J.L.

INTRODUCTION

The following is quoted from Modern Mexican Authors , by Frederick Starr.[1]

"No one who knows not the Mexican Indian village can appreciate the heroism of the man, who, born of Indian parents, in such surroundings attains to eminence in the nation. It is true that the Aztec mind is keen, quick, receptive; true that the poorest Indian of that tribe delights in things of beauty; true that the proverb and pithy saying in their language show a philosophic perception... Continue reading book >>


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