This Huaisipungo edition is based on the author’s definitive revision that was published in Among Ecuadorian writers, Icaza is perhaps the most renowned. Results 1 – 18 of 18 Huasipungo by Icaza, Jorge and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Jorge Icaza: Jorge Icaza, Ecuadorean novelist and playwright whose brutally with his first novel, Huasipungo (; rev. ed., ; Huasipungo: The Villagers, .

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Traven has there been such an indictment of the treatment of Indians by white landowners.

Jorge Icaza Coronel

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. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November They’re just like animals, they’d get used to the beef. Besides being an “indigenista” 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.

Views Read Edit View history. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to fully appreciate it because of the aspects that made not enjoy this novel altogether.

Please try again later. For me, the only interesting part of this novel was the portrait of the class conflict between landowners and the indigenous people, their slaves – that is actually the main point of the book, I believe.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Besides the first edition ofHuasipungo went through two more editions or complete rewritings in Spanish,the first of which was difficult for even natives of other Hispanic countries to read and the last the definitive version.

La historia de un prepotente latifundista, aliado con lo mejor de la cristiandad, quieren “civilizar” la selva ecuatoriana. A don Alfonso Pereira que hizo solo un carretero. Huasipungo hispanicized spelling from Kichwa wasipunku or huaasipungo punkuwasi house, punku door, [1] “house door” is a novel by Jorge Icaza of Ecuador. Sep 23, Lissete R. Aug 12, Paulina rated it liked it.

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Thank you for your feedback. His themes as well as his realistic style influenced a generation of writers in Ecuador and throughout Latin America.

Jorge Icaza (Author of Huasipungo)

This system was apparently in effect until land reform jorgr In some crowd scenes, it works, but mostly it does not. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. And while a page introduction seems excessive for a page novella, it does include some interesting information. 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.


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Retrieved from ” https: Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Huasipungo is often compared to John Steinbeck ‘s Grapes of Wrath fromas both are works of social protest. Icaza continued to dramatize the struggles of the poor in novels, and he never stopped writing for the theatre. Dec 05, Angel Aguilar rated it it was ok.

Over the years, Latin American literature has…. Books by Jorge Icaza.

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A theatrical production can be…. The Villagers is an icazw of the latifundista system and a caustic picture of the native worker who, with little expectation from life, finds himself a victim of an antiquated feudal system aided and abetted by a grasping clergy and an indifferent govern-ment. Some critics have called the work mere propaganda, and others fault its construction.

Published by Losada first published La vida puede ser una mierda para algunos.

Cholo, verdugo y manipulado por Pereira