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The Tattooed Soldier

Héctor Tobar                                                                                                         

a Picture of Guatemala Children  

Guatemala | Maya

“Now he is walking toward her through rows of corn. Leaves brush his face, cool and moist. Rainbow-colored trousers hang loosely from his waist, fabric she wove at the loom. On his feet are sandals, strips of old leather held together with wire and twine.” (p. 301)

Critical Thinking and Discussion Questions

  • Longoria's ethnicity is indigenous, but he rejects it.  Why?
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Asturias, Miguel Angel. (1990). El senor presidente. Madrid: Alianz Editorial. PQ7499.A75 S4 1990

Asturias, Miguel Angel. Gilbert Alter-Gilbert, trans. (1997). Espejo de Lida Sal (The mirror of Lida Sal: tales based on Mayan myths and Guatemalan legends). Pittsburgh, PA: Latin American Literary Review Press. F1434.2.R3 A7713 1997

Benz, Stephen Connely. (1996). Guatemalan journey. Austin: University of Texas Press. On order

Berger, Susan A. (2006). Guatemaltecas: the women's movement, 1986-2003. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. HQ1236.5.G9 B47 2006

Castillo, Otto René. (1971). Let's go! Vamonos patria a caminar. New York: Cape Goliard Press. PQ7499.2.C38 V313

Castillo, Otto René. (1984). Tomorrow triumphant: selected poems of Otto René Castillo. San Francisco: Night Horn Books. PQ7499.2.C38 A24 1984

Few, Martha. (2002). Women who live evil lives: gender, religion, and the politics of power in colonial Guatemala. Austin: University of Texas. HQ1480.A58 F49 2002

Fischer, Edward F. (2001). Cultural logics and global economies: Maya identity in thought and practice. Austin, TX: University of Texas. F1435.3.E72 F57 2001

Fischer, Edward F., and R. McKenna Brown (Eds.). (1996). Maya cultural activism in Guatemala. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. F1435.3.E72 M39 1996 

Grandin, Greg. (2000). The blood of Guatemala: a history of race and nation. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. F1465.2.Q5 G73 2000

Handy, Jim. (1984). Gift of the devil: a history of Guatemala. Boston: South End Press. F1466.35 .H36 1984

Houston, Stephen D., David Stuart, and Karl Taube. (2006). The memory of bones: body, being, and experience among the classic Maya.  Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.  F1435.3.A7 H68 2006

Jones, Oakah L. (1994). Guatemala in the Spanish Colonial Period. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. F1466.4 .J66 1994

Moller, Jonathan. (2004). Our culture is our resistance: repression, refuge, and healing in Guatemala. New York: PowerHouse Books. F1466.5 .M57 2004

Tedlock, Dennis, translator. (1996). Popol Vuh: the Mayan book of the dawn of life. New York: Simon & Schuster. F1465 .P813 1996

VanKirk, Jacques. (1996). Remarkable remains of the ancient peoples of Guatemala. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. F1445 .V36 1996

Woodward, Ralph Lee. (1992). Guatemala. Santa Barbara, CA: Clio Press. On order

Woodward, Ralph Lee. (1999).Central America: a nation divided. New York: Oxford University Press. F1436 .W66 1999

Woodward, Ralph Lee. (2005). A short history of Guatemala. La Antigua, Guatemala: Editorial Laura Lee. On order

Videos / DVDs
Available at the Library Media Center, Library North 3rd Fl.

Popol vuh: the creation myth of the Maya. F1465 .P829
Portrays the creation myth of the Quiché Maya of ancient Guatemala. Gives life to the mystic history and art of the Maya, using animated drawings taken directly from classic Maya pottery.

Web Resources Mayan Folktales translated by Fernando Peñalosa.

Harvard University Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Early Maya
murals at
San Bartolo, Guatemala.

The Maya astronomy page.

University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology. Mayan costumes of Guatemala.


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