Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) June 25, 2014
A native of Pomabamba, Peru, author Dorila A. Marting grew up surrounded by the tales of her native city as told by family members and local Quechua storytellers. Her early childhood years were filled with fascinating stories; some true and some based on folklores, and have always been engraved in her memory. In “Peruvian Short Stories,” she brings these childhood accounts to life with a narrative that is as distinctively authentic as it is universally relatable. This book is a collection of short stories that explore the Peruvian culture.
This book includes thirty Quechua and Spanish narratives that occurred about a century ago. Some of the stories are based on local folklore told to the author by Quechua storytellers and family members – such as Mother Earth and The Emigration of Domestic Animals. She also heard tales from others, including Hunted for Life and To Live Incognito. These stories depict true-to-life dramatic situations in the lives of some of her relatives. They thoroughly explore the rich traditions and beliefs of Peru. The themes are timeless and as relevant today as they were centuries ago. They vary from love/hate situation to loyalty, disobedience, comradeship and many other subjects applicable to everyday life.
“Peruvian Short Stories” offers extremely interesting and unique tales that date back to the era of Peru that not many are familiar with. They depict different aspects of life and customs of long ago in a remote Andean community. In this book, readers will get a glimpse of the colorful Peruvian culture such as the way of life in haciendas and Quechua celebrations and beliefs.
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About the Author
Dorila Marting was born in Pomabamba, Ancash, Perú on November 19, 1922. Coming to the United States as an immigrant, she is proud to be a naturalized American citizen. From 1959 to 1968, she was a correspondent for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff, and for the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. A member of the Arizona Press Women and the National Association of Press Women, she received ten State Press Awards and one National Award for her journalism. Following graduate work at the University of Arizona, she became a Spanish language and ESL teacher. She is 91 years old, enjoys perfect health and continues to write creatively at her home in Tucson, Arizona, where she has resided since 1968.
Peruvian Short Stories * by Dorila A . Marting
Publication Date: February 12, 2014
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