Huasipungo has ratings and 52 reviews. Pedro said: Padeci este libro, fue un libro de la escuela que termine odiando, una lectura muy pesada y una na. Huasipungo [JORGE ICAZA] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This Huaisipungo edition is based on the author’s definitive revision that. Huasipungo () – Jorge Icaza. *This website could be sort of useful to get some ideas. Sobre el autor y la obra. – Icaza. o Ecuador,

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Aves sin nido Spanish Edition. Don Alfonso Pereira is in debt to his uncle Julio, whereupon Julio convinces him to talk his Indians into building a road so that gringos could tear down the forests and drill for oil. As Don Alfonso tries to expand his hacienda and enter into the thriving lumber industry, he joins forces with the local sheriff and the local priest to convince the villagers on his land to work for free.

While the other parts of the book were hyper-realistic, the dialogue was just weird and stilted. 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.

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Es una historia de crueldad desmedida que enferma, que deja un sinsabor un rebote estomacal. The landowner refuses to show any weakness, and winds up doubling down on all the injustices he causes. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The conditions here portrayed prevail in these areas, even today. Valesova rated it did not like it Sep 18, 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.


Huasipungo by Jorge Icaza

It is not for the faint of heart. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Spanish –This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. Huasipungo hispanicized spelling from Kichwa wasipunku or wasi punkuwasi house, punku door, [1] “house door” is a novel by Jorge Icaza of Ecuador.

Alfonso is its most prominent character, but functions as a villain, while its major indigenous character, Andres Chiliquinga, is often absent from its pages. It includes both footnotes and a glossary, which were essential to huasipuhgo understanding of the Quichua words that pepper the text.

May 23, Jordy rated it it was amazing.


Other, more detailed summary passed down comps notes. Besides being an ‘indigenous’ novel, Huasipungo has also been considered a proletarian noveland that is because Latin America had to substitute the Indians for the European working class as a model or character of proletarian literature.

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Maria Paula rated it did not like it Jan 02, This novel is for those interested in Latin American literature, and more specifically indigenist literature from the 20th century that addresses the abuses against native populations in the A I first read this in a doctoral seminar, then again for exams. A husaipungo author would have straightaway portrayed the ruler and the ruled in good and evil, black and white terms from the beginning.


Write a customer review. Plus, the characters repeated each other A LOT. Not long after, because he often sneaks hjasipungo at night even though it is 2 and a half hours away from the work site, Chiliquinga is so angry when he discovers this that he becomes stupid the next day while chopping at a tree with an axe and cuts his foot. Alfonso has some Indians bury the corpse, but they go back at night and dig it up.

Huasipungo (The Villagers)

Return to Book Page. Don Alfonso Pereira decide firmar papeles con los gringos y va a su hacienda en Tomachi para solucionar sus dos problemas los de la deuda y el embrazo de su hija. For instance, the wife of an Indian is taken as wet nurse by the white woman and her own child starves.

Posted by X X at Vanessa Velasco rated it did not like it Aug 02, If you do plan to read Huasipungo in Spanish, the Stockcero edition seems to be a good choice.

Huasipungo by Jorge Icaza. When Policarpio suggests that the Indians will not move their lcaza out of the way, Alfonso decides that he will flood them out by not unclogging the nearby dam.