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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Cuestiona el papel del “desarrollo” y las inversiones extranjeras, ya que no solo benefician a unos pocos pero terminan por perjudicar a los de mas abajo, en este caso, los nativos.

When Andres wails for his dead wife and resorts to stealing to bury her well, you really feel for him, eventhough huasipunvo had been an abusive and neglectful husband.

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.

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Icaza’s genius is clear in opening chapters, where he initially portrays the landowner as a sad, frustrated and bumbling man and Andres — not quite the protagonist but more of a Zelig-like character among the peons — as an abusive man who rapes his wife.


Aug 12, Paulina rated it huasiungo it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Es una historia de crueldad desmedida huasipngo enferma, que deja un sinsabor un rebote estomacal. They’re just like animals, they’d get used jotge the beef. Books by Jorge Icaza. Fragments of the book first appeared in English translation in Russia, where it was welcomed enthusiastically by Russia’s peasant socialist class.

Plus, the characters repeated each other A LOT. Published by Losada first published A book like Huasipungo is hard to score — does it highlight the plight of the indigenous Ecuadorian Indians? Sep 26, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: An “authorized” translation appeared in by Bernard H.

It is fairly short but writing or translation is uneven. Thanks for telling us about the problem. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November Lists with This Book.

Apr 16, Fernando Endara rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jorgs system was apparently in effect until land reform in Jul 19, Sandra Escritora rated it it was amazing. If you do plan to read Huasipungo in Spanish, the Stockcero edition seems to be a good choice.

Cholo, verdugo y manipulado por Pereira And while a page introduction seems excessive for a page novella, it does include some interesting information. I think I could deal with that by itself, but it was mixed with a Hemingway-like dialogue style — very minimalist, and it was difficult to keep track of who was speaking.

Es una de las tantas denuncias que nos recuerdan que tan bajo podemos llegar.



Huasipungo es una pieza fundamental en el desarrollo de la narrativa indigenista andina. Does it work as a novel? Jun 23, Pedro Portillo rated it did not like it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. La vida puede ser una mierda para algunos.

Dec 05, Angel Aguilar rated it it was ok. View all 12 comments. Cos’era che mi bloccava?

Huasipungo by Jorge Icaza

A lesser author would have straightaway portrayed the ruler and the ruled in good and huaxipungo, black and white terms from the beginning. 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.

Jan 25, Shine Zaw-Aung rated it liked it. Este es uno de mis libros favoritos de autores latinoamericanos. Apart from Andres and his master, however, the rest are bit-parts. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Es el indio explotado. 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.