Fugitive Lovers

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After reading an article in National Geographic titled “The Mysterious End of Moctezuma,” in a special History issue, I began thinking about the conquest and creating a fictional character whose name I would find a year later, after I read Bartolomé de Las Casas’ A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies, during a Caribbean Literature course taught by poet and Creative Director Orlando Menes. This fictional character germinated as I thought of an imaginary sister to Moctezuma; her name, Anacaída, would evoke the fall of an ancient Mayan empire.

In the first part of this poetry series, I’m reimagining Bartolomé de Las Casas as a priest who is very invested in this subaltern narrative and trying to help their cause not merely out of duty to his faith, but out of love for the fictional figure of Anacaída. While I was inspired by the historical figure of Bartolomé de Las Casas, mine is a fictional figure set in a fictional time.

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URN
  • etd-04152014-160352

Author Lynda Brigytt Letona Rodriguez
Advisor Dr. Orlando Menes
Contributor Dr. Orlando Menes, Committee Chair
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline Creative Writing
Degree Name MFA
Defense Date
  • 2014-04-01

Submission Date 2014-04-15
Country
  • United States of America

Subject
  • MFA Thesis

  • poetry

  • the conquest

  • Maya

Publisher
  • University of Notre Dame

Language
  • English

Record Visibility and Access Public
Content License
  • All rights reserved

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