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Macal also served some time as a diplomat, and was a consul in BarcelonaSpain. Beautiful stories where animals humanize themselves from the jungles of the Central American tropics are told in a colorful story surrounded by the lush greenery of the tropical forest.

Rodríguez Macal, Virgilio

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This novel tells of the misfortunes of the narrator and his steward Pedro. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The fauna and flora from the jungles virgilko Peten and Verapaz are portrayed in this picturesque novel entering a “world of green mystery” as it means, with snakes and monkeys contrasted against the white man’s world, the men of cities.

This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat Macal was born on June 28, in Guatemala City. The novel addresses the issues facing the hopes and dreams experienced by the young caraxamba juxtaposed against the stark reality that confronts them as an adult. He is considered one of the most popular novelists in Central American literature. March Learn how and when to remove this template message.


Meaning “the mansion of the snake bird” the author makes rrodriguez use of the oral histories of Mayan mythology and the experiences of the novel’s subject, the tireless adventurer.

Virgilio Rodríguez Macal – Wikipedia

His personality, like that of men born in the early decades of the twentieth century, was influenced by the long dictatorship of Jorge Ubicothe revolution of and by the so-called liberation movements which occurred in In his words, the forest is more open and more logical than civilisation.

This book contains some similarities with the author’s life as the main character Valentine Ochaeta returns after several years studying abroad, his hometown, with a suitcase full of hopes and dreams that are contrary to the reality of their families who are in misery. Guatemalan male writers Guatemalan novelists Male novelists births deaths 20th-century Guatemalan people 20th-century novelists 20th-century male virgiilio.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The novel takes the reader to different latitudes of the country, from the port city of LivingstonIzabalto the jungle region of Peten.

Retrieved from ” https: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Through this journey he explores the roots csrazamba Guatemala history and their ancestors as he matures and becomes a man.

Virgilio Rodríguez Macal

Views Read Edit View history. This article does maczl cite any sources. The novel is a narrative work set in s Guatemala. This book contains the stories collected from the lips of the Q’eqchi’ Indian Lish Zenzeyul. Many of his works are mcal in the departments of Alta Verapaz and Baja Verapaz and are noted for displaying his factual knowledge of the fauna and traditions and the richness of his characters and locations. Later Rodriguez Macal, settled in Santiago, Chile for many years, and was a frequent collaborator of the great newspaper El Mercurio.


As a novelist he is noted for integrating his deep knowledge of Mesoamerican and Guatemalan history and geography into his stories, often setting his novels in colorful Guatemalan rodrjguez settings including its biologically rich flora and fauna.

This book, apart from having much action and romance, is told in an emotional style with an element of “disguised” political criticism towards the military government during this period in the country of Guatemala. This forces the subject of the novel to become more adventurous in the jungles of Peten as he seeks fortune out of the plight of his family.