Asturias is remembered as a man who believed strongly in recognizing indigenous culture in Guatemala.
The Leyendas were half fairy-tales, half poetry, written in a lyrical Spanish. For critic Jean Francoit is love that offers what little hope there is in the novel: "The system is undermined only by love—the love of an idiot for his mother, a woman trying desperately to save her husband from death.
This exploration is combined with "the material content of an urban mass caught in the grip of an iron regime" throughout the novel. Zimmerman and Rojas described his work as an "impassioned denunciation of the Guatemalan dictator Manuel Estrada Cabrera.
Director Granier divulged in an interview, "We had to film in secret in order to avoid being shut down.
Both of his parents were liberal-minded. Zimmerman and Rojas describe his work as an "impassioned denunciation of the Guatemalan dictator Manuel Estrada Cabrera.
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