Miguel Ángel Asturias / Mar 31, 2020

Mulata The plot follows a poor farmer who starts out dissatisfied with his economic state and makes a deal with Tazol the corn husk devil an enigmatic being whose first request of him is that he go to mark

  • Title: Mulata
  • Author: Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • ISBN: 9780380585526
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • The plot follows a poor farmer who starts out dissatisfied with his economic state and makes a deal with Tazol, the corn husk devil, an enigmatic being whose first request of him is that he go to market with his fly open to lead the town s women into temptation thus the title of the other translation, the Mulata and Mr Fly.

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      • Miguel Ángel Asturias

        Guatemalan poet, novelist, diplomat, and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1967 Asturias s writings combine the mysticism of the Maya with epic impulse toward social protest His most famous novel is EL SE OR PRESIDENTE 1946 , about life under the rule of a ruthless dictator Asturias spent much of his life in exile because of his public opposition to dictatorial rule.


    1. "Ονειρικοί θρύλοι της Γουατεμάλας". Οι μύθοι των Ινδιάνων και η απογείωση της παραληρηματικής φαντασίας. Πολύ δύσκολο να χαρακτηριστεί αυτό το βιβλίο και να ενταχθεί σε κάποια κατηγορία. Είναι ίσως απο μόνο του μια κατηγορία λογοτεχνική, καρπός μυθολογίας, φυσικών ονείρων, [...]

    2. Ah! Why did my review mysteriously disappear? Here it is . . . again. Mulata by Miguel Ángel Asturias. Novel reading as hypnotic, language-induced hallucination, a powerful drug propelling us to fly, walk, crawl and squirm over and through lush, green Guatemalan Hieronymus Bosch-like landscapes, a world where stalks of corn talk and people can, at the drop of a banana, transform into macaw-dwarfs, spider-parrots and everything else imaginable. Since there are a number of splendid reviews alread [...]

    3. Like something flickering too fast past our field of view. Movement, motion, activity. Disordered but for the forward momentum. Things happen. Then more things happen. Then more. What happens being all that matters. Coherence and logic and Character an irrelevance. A great flood of myth bursting over the colonial dam.Surreal only to the extent that the surrealists were simply re-discovering the “primitive”. Rabelaisian only to the extent that Rabelais was simply re-discovering the “primiti [...]

    4. My advice is this: Set everything you know about literature aside. This tosses out the notion of narration, of plotline, of symbolism, or metaphor. Mulata is just exactly what it is.And so, it should be said, I've never read anything like this before. A surreal fever dream, a lagoon, a black lake where all of the bodies of the impossible are transforming into all of the other bodies of the impossible. A mess, beautiful and robust. Imagery that defies the brain and demands more of the reader than [...]

    5. An obscure gem of a book. A constant renegotiation of the world. A surreal war between the old and the new, where no battle is final and no truce lasts. Η πτώση του βαθέως μέσα στο βαθύ ξεκούφαινε.Also, I named my cat after this book.

    6. This novel is like reading a Hieronymous Bosch painting; words instead of oils. Asturias transports you into a world that oscillates between the real and the mythic.

    7. asturias is a prolific surreal writer this book is a battle between the mayan gods and the catholic church for the souls of the people.ybe one of the geatest books ever written

    8. This is the second book I've read by this Nobel winning author Asturias (The President being the first). It was written in 1963 and relates in essence the mixing of indigenous native religion in Guatemala (Mayan) with the colonial orthodox Christianity. It has no years quoted and few references as to the actual placement in history of the tale; though there are telegraphs and x-rays so perhaps as early as 1910s but I assumed it was 1960s.The dating of the tale is academic as it soon becomes appa [...]

    9. A complete head-trip. William S. Burroughs and the Popul Vuh mashed together. I can honestly say I've never read anything this strange before in my life. The story is frantic and never follows a linear path. The writing is consistently sensual and "poetic."

    10. Esta obra es representa "realismo mágico" en toda su expresión, a pesar de que "hombres de maíz" es considerada como la novela mejor lograda de Asturias en cuanto a un uso del lenguaje girando entorno de lo maravilloso latiinoamericano sin excluir alguno de nuestros cinco sentidos, con Asturias ves, hueles, sientes y saboreas las metáforas. "Mulata de tal" nos ofrece esto desde una perspectiva barroca, e incluso grotesca, sin dejar esa diacronía melancólicamente familiar del tiempo mítico [...]

    11. Probably the best book I`ve ever read, honestly I have never seen the english version of it, as a native spanish speaker I was lucky enough to read it in spanish, and poor of the guy who takes the task to translate it, is just too complex; well but going back to the book, it is simply a mindtrip it will lead you too the depest part of your subconcious and Asturias gives you a totally sensual experience, every sense is touched and every bit of you trough a language capable of puting you into some [...]

    12. Surreal, mischievous, idiosyncratic - this novel is beautifully written in a style unlike anything I've ever come across before, and not without a good dose of political/social satire as well. The clash between the traditional and the modern is rendered so adeptly in prose by one of Central America's most iconoclastic writers, Miguel Angel Asturias. A gem of a novel.

    13. One of the strangest books I've ever read. Sort of Popul Vuh meets Steinbeck. Makes Gabriel Garcia Marquez seem like Raymond Carver.

    14. This book of the guatemalan Nobel winner is a very confusing one. Yes, it can be labelled as 'magical realism' and it shows an insight of the beliefs of people living there but I couldn't think of anything else that it was a collaboration of Marquez and Borges during a particularly bad LSD trip. I really tried to enjoy this book but sorry, it's not my cup of tea.

    15. The book is very well written (this is the first Asturias work I've ever read) but it is exceedingly strange and requires one of a unique imagination to really appreciate it.

    16. Hallucinatory, surreal, allegorical tale of (among other things) the defeat/displacement of indigenous Guatemalan beliefs by Christianity, by a Nobel Prize-winning author.

    17. this book has such dense information, there are so many characters stories going on at the same time, that it boggles my mind that anyone bothers talking about dune

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