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This novel rodriguz of the misfortunes of the narrator and his steward Pedro. 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 virgiljo so-called liberation movements which occurred in Through this journey he explores the roots of Guatemala history and their ancestors as he matures and becomes a man.

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This article does not cite any sources. This book contains the stories collected from the lips of the Q’eqchi’ Indian Lish Zenzeyul. Views Read Edit View history.

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

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Meaning “the mansion of the snake bird” the author makes beneficial use of the oral histories of Mayan mythology and the experiences of the novel’s subject, the tireless adventurer. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Macal was born on June 28, in Guatemala City.


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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.

This book, apart from having much action and romance, is told rodirguez an emotional style with an element of “disguised” political criticism towards the military government during this period in the country of Guatemala. In his words, the forest is more open and more logical than civilisation.

Macal also served some time as a diplomat, and was a consul in BarcelonaSpain.

Virgilio Rodríguez Macal

This forces the subject of the novel to become more adventurous in the jungles of Peten virgilioo he seeks fortune out of the plight of his family. 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 jungle settings including its biologically rich flora and fauna. Many of his works are based in amcal 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.


Beautiful stories where animals humanize themselves from the jungles of the Central American tropics are told in df colorful story surrounded by the lush greenery of the tropical forest.

Guatemala CityGuatemala. This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat The novel is a narrative work set in s Guatemala. The fauna and flora from the jungles of Peten and Verapaz are portrayed in this picturesque novel entering a “world of green mystery” as it means, with snakes and rodriguze contrasted against the white man’s world, the men of cities.

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Retrieved from ” https: The novel addresses the issues facing the hopes and dreams experienced by the young juveniles juxtaposed against the stark reality that confronts them as an adult. Later Rodriguez Macal, settled in Santiago, Chile for many years, and was a frequent collaborator of the great newspaper El Mercurio.

He is considered one of the most popular novelists in Central American literature.