Leyendas de Guatemala
("Legends of Guatemala," 1930) was the first book to be published by Nobel-prizewinning author Miguel Ángel Asturias
. The book is a re-telling of Maya stories from Asturias's homeland of Guatemala
, and reflects the author's study of anthropology, and Central American indigenous civilizations, undertaken in France, at the Sorbonne.
In critic Jean Franco's description, the book "gave lyrical recreations of Guatemalan folklore many of which drew their inspiration from pre-Columbian and colonial sources.
- Franco, Jean (1994). An Introduction to Spanish-American Literature. third ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.