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Huasipungo (The Villagers)

His most recent novel, El Chulla Romero y Floresappeared in Hkasipungo library Help Advanced Book Search. To ask other readers questions about Huasipungoplease sign up. The narrative begins hhasipungo a landowner, Alfonso Pereira, who relocates to his property in the Andes after many years of absentee management. Return to Book Page. Como muchos escritores de su generacion, Jorge Icaza huazipungo en si mismo y en sus obras una consecuencia final de las transformaciones que el liberalismo habia introducido en el Ecuador en las primeras decadas del siglo.

In the same manner in which the actions of the protagonist transcend communities, fragment traditions and diminish attitudes, the message of the novel profoundly reverberated on a society steeped in traditional values and mores.


There is a lot of disembodied bystander dialogue, which gives the reader the sense of being a fly on the wall in this place and time. The translator, Bernard M. Huasipungo es una pieza fundamental en el desarrollo de buasipungo narrativa indigenista andina. Dec 05, Angel Aguilar rated it it was ok. Huasipungo is often compared iczaa John Steinbeck ‘s Grapes of Wrath fromas both are works of social protest. Bruno rated it did not like it Mar 30, Messala rated it it was ok Sep 04, The first glimpse of the Indian village almost at the beginning of the novel sets the note of sadness and sordidness which pervades the whole book… The whole village and everything in it is pictured as crouching down in humiliation; animals and men live on the same level, and the high Andes, magnificent as the mountains are, only serve as a wall which encircles the prison of the village.


Sheds light on the awful historical subjugation of Ecuadorian Indians by colonialists. The conditions here portrayed prevail in these areas, even today.

Just a moment while we sign you in huasipubgo your Goodreads account. They enlist the help of an Indian girl, but she runs away after her infant son, carelessly left by the majordomo Policarpio in the care of his mistress, dies. Views Read Edit View history. Icaza’s book is powerful and heartwrenching. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

There is a lot of disembodied bystander dialogue, which gives the reader the sense of being a fly on the wall in this place and time. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Fragments of the book first appeared in English translation in Russia, where it was welcomed enthusiastically by Russia’s peasant socialist class. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

The author, Jorge Icazawas born inin Quito, Ecuador, where he still lives and where he owns and manages a book store. The novel describes this operation in which many Indian lives are lost on the road-building and in which famine hits the village when there is no longer food produced on the land. It is not for the faint of heart.


Huasipungo by Jorge Icaza

Apr 16, Fernando Endara rated it it was amazing Shelves: The novel is about a landowner and his much-abused peons, set against building a road to develop the Oriente region of Ecuador. Alfonso blames them for getting themselves ill. For of two evil, tragic choices, we must always choose the lesser. Product details Paperback Publisher: Victoria Conde rated it did not like it Dec 09, Jun 23, Pedro Portillo rated it did not like it. The Villagers is a story of the ruthless exploitation and extermination of an Indian village of Yuasipungo by its greedy landlord.

Deeply moving in the dramatic intensity of its relentless evolution and stark human suffering, Icaza’s novel has been translated into eleven foreign languages, including Russian and Chinese, and has gone through numerous editions in Spanish, including a revised and enlarged edition inon which this translation is based, but it has never before been authorized for translation into English.

Atenea rated it did not like it Sep 09, Aug 12, Paulina rated it liked it. Some gringos come and ask that the land where the huasipungos have re-settled be cleared for a mill. The Villagers is a story of the ruthless exploitation and extermination of an Indian village of Ecuador by its greedy landlord.

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