The Medicine Man
In his most celebrated work, Mexican writer Francisco Rojas González offers a rare blend of literature and indigenous anthropology. Inspired by his fieldwork in Chiapas, Mexico, these 13 stories reflect the author's preoccupation with the totality of Mexican life and capture his heralded ability to penetrate the contradictions of human nature. The book is a dramatic presentation of myths, religious beliefs, and customs of Mexican Indians framed in their rigid, overpowering code of ethics. It served as the basis for the 1954 film Roots, which won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes Film Festival of 1955.
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Rojas Gonzalez (1904-51) was a Mexican anthropologist whose field work in remote Indian villages of his country inspired him to write two novels and two short story collections. This collection, which ... Read full review