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Having done this, Icaza guaranteed that Huasipungo stands as a monument to his intentions, and consolidates the literary seat of honor that it has achieved with . Deeply moving in the dramatic intensity of its relentless evolution and stark human suffering, Icaza’s novel has been translated into eleven foreign languages . Huasipungo by Jorge Icaza; 28 editions; First published in ; Libro que por la fuerza de su mensaje llegó a ser prohibido en varios.

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A wasipunku the term transliterated into huasipungo was a parcel of land of an hacienda given to the indigenous people in exchange for their labor on the hacienda rather than monetary remuneration. Written inHuasipungo by Jorge Icaza tells the story of the brutality, starvation, and natural disasters that come in the wake of Don Alfonso’s road.

Views Read Edit View history. Misteri insondabili, brulicavano nella mia mente 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 don Alfonso Pereira que hizo solo liibro carretero. There were a majordomo, a priest, and a sheriff — all men twisted and corrupted by what little power and status they achieved in this unequal society — but their characters are largely undeveloped.

May 23, Jordy rated it huasipjngo was amazing. The first complete edition of Huasipungo was first translated into the English language in by Mervyn Savill and published in England by Dennis Dobson Ltd.

While the other parts of the book were hyper-realistic, the dialogue was just weird and stilted. This makes it difficult for the readers to huasipunfo which version they are reading. Sep 26, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. From there, the novella is a catalog of the machinations of the powerful and the abuses suffered by the Indians.


Don Alfonso Pereira is in debt to his iccaza Julio, whereupon Julio convinces him to talk his Indians into building huasipugno road so that gringos could tear down the forests and drill for oil. Padeci este libro, fue un libro de la escuela que termine odiando, una lectura muy pesada y una narrativa no fluyente.

Does it work as a novel? This time, while teaching the novel to undergrads, I appreciated it a lot more. As novel progresses, you feel pathos towards the cripple Andres who was both a sinner and sinned against and revulsion towards the landowner. Novels set in Ecuador novels Ecuadorian novels Proletarian literature. Cholo, supuesta autoridad y manipulado por Pereira. This novel is for those interested huasjpungo Latin American literature, and more specifically indigenist literature from the 20th century that addresses the abuses against native populations in the Americas.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to fully appreciate it because of the aspects that made not enjoy this novel altogether. I first read this in a doctoral seminar, then again for exams. Dec 12, Andrea rated it really liked it. Jan 08, Leonel Guillermo rated it really liked it. Books by Jorge Icaza.


To ask other readers questions about Huasipungoplease sign up. If it had been just one thing or the other — hyper-realism OR weird dialogue — I think I would have liked the book just fine, but both of those elements combined just made me want to skim, skim, skim. Es una de las tantas denuncias que nos recuerdan que tan bajo podemos llegar. Huasipungo hispanicized spelling from Kichwa wasipunku or wasi punkuwasi house, punku door, [1] “house door” is a novel by Jorge Icaza of Ecuador.

On the downside, the occasionally misplaced punctuation and line breaks are just sloppy. Es el indio explotado.

huaasipungo Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Apr 16, Fernando Endara rated it it was amazing Shelves: Not since the Jungle Novels of B. Alfonso is its most prominent character, but functions as a villain, while its major indigenous character, Andres Chiliquinga, is often absent from its pages. I did not enjoy reading the book very much at all.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jul 19, Sandra Escritora rated it it was amazing. Published by Losada first published Sep 22, Eduardo rated it really liked it.

It portrays the oppression of indigenous people in Ecuador, who are bound to the land, forced to work for little or no pay for rich landowners, and suffer all kinds of abuse with no recourse — the church is shown to be complicit, with the local priest fleecing the serfs however he can, and the army ready to step in with no questions asked at any hint of rebellion.

The latter’s lives were wretched from the beginning, and they got worse as the novel progressed and greed accelerated in the landowner’s heart. Throughout the book, he is easily manipulated and shows a complete lack of forethought or ability to consider the probable consequences of his actions. Junto al indio aparece el cholo, victima del blanco y verdugo del indio.

Besides being an hasipungo 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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Huasipungo by Jorge Icaza. Apr 05, Nayely Romero rated it liked it. Sep 23, Lissete R. Fragments of the book first appeared in English translation in Russia, where it was welcomed enthusiastically by Russia’s peasant socialist class.

At the same time, he rapes the young women from the huasipungos or Indian huts and insists on being extra cruel lest he be thought of being weak by the Indians and his partners.