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Gary Jennings's Aztec is the extraordinary story of the last and greatest native civilization of North America. Told in the words of one of the most robust and. Gary Jennings's Aztec is the extraordinary story of the last and greatest native civilization of North America. Told in the words of one of the most. Aztec book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers.
Gary Jennings attended little formal school after graduating from Eastside High School of Lean on Me fame in Paterson, New Jersey, and was mostly self-educated thereafter. Copywriter and account executive for advertising agencies, New York City, ; newspaper reporter in California and Virginia, Military: Aztec "has everything that makes a story vulgarly appealing, in the best sense of the phrase," remarked Christopher Lehmann-Haupt of the New York Times.
This historical novel represents a triumph of research over art. Gary Jennings unfolds the story of the overthrow of the Native Mexicans through the voice of an amiable but wry Aztec adventurer named Mixtli.
Judith Matloff observed in the Saturday Review: In addition, the novel contains an abundance of details about the Aztecs--their culture, their religion, their customs, their daily life. In preparing to write the novel, Gary Jennings lived for twelve years in Mexico while conducting research on Aztec culture and the Spanish conquest.
He read many accounts about the wars but found many of them biased against the Indians. So, as Gary Jennings told John F. Baker in a Publishers Weekly interview, "I learned to interpret the ancient pictures and codices and read Nahuatl, the Aztec language I wanted to bring them alive as flesh-and-blood people.
Gary Jennings's research paid off, for the voice of his narrator Mixtli is filled with resonance of the Nahuatl speech. As Times Literary Supplement contributor Gordon Brotherston commented, "Much of the novel's power stems from Nahua sources transcribed into the alphabet after the Spanish invasion, not just the direct quotations from Nahua poems and of set pieces but the whole range of devices used by Mixtli to keep his audience alert.
Disch in the Washington Post Book World, "but surely it is their power as narrative history that is their main strength, the power to evoke the feel of ages lost to memory. So it is with Gary Jennings's Aztec.
Aztec Autumn "is a bloody tale of revenge Offered in the form of an as-told-to first-person journal, Jennings's fascinating if often gory novel is guided by exhaustive research into practically every facet of life in 16th-century Mexico Near the beginning of his fifth and latest historical novel, ''Aztec Autumn,'' Gary Jennings, with his usual taste for grotesque violence, describes the public burning of a man in the central square of 16th-century Mexico City..
So begins Mr.
Jennings's sequel to his first and best book, ''Aztec,".. With his vigorous prose and clearly visualized details, Gary Jennings brings readers back in time to that world. Ill Will. Dan Chaon. Three Novels. Katherine Neville. Destiny and Power. Jon Meacham.
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The following ISBNs are associated with this title: Look for similar items by category: Books Fiction and Literature Fiction. Customer Reviews of Aztec. Select Parent Grandparent Teacher Kid at heart. Age of the child I gave this to: Hours of Play: Tell Us Where You Are: Preview Your Review. Thank you. Your review has been submitted and will appear here shortly. Reviews Rated 5 out of 5 by Iwona from My favorite book of all times. Fascinating way to learn about Aztec culture through a novel.
Date published: The author did his homework on the Aztec Civilization so there are some interesting little facts incorporated into the story. I am sure most of it was twisted to suit the story, but this book got me to pick up books on the civilization and culture afterwords.In the Shadow of 10, Hills. Jeroen Windmeijer.
Until now, Tenamaxtli's rebellion has been little remembered, perhaps because it shed no glory on the men who would write the history books, but on its outcome depended the future of all North America. Choose your country's store to see books available for download. Tenamaxtli's courageous quest takes us through high adventure, passionate women, unlikely allies, bright hope, bitter tragedy, and the essence of 16th century Mexico.
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Tenamaxtlis grand rebellion against the Spanish Empire becomes more of an excuse to travel and sleep with a lot of women than a story of war or survival.
His zeal for clinical description of sexual practices is matched only by his enthusiasm for the minutiae of Oriental torture.
Gary Jennings would be proud. It turned into a situation where all these women men aren't allowed to come to showers, don't you know?