(From the publisher):
Originally published in 1949, Men of Maize was the first great experiment in what critics now call "magical realism." Mythological and historical, it traces the shattering impact of international colonialism, private property, and market economics on the descendants of the Mayan Indians. Modernizers from the outside destroy a way of life based on corn as the sacred plant; ancestral customs and beliefs of the Mayans are buried beneath the debris of capitalism.
Original title: Hombres de maiz
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Literary Fantasy→ Magical Realism