The Potbellied Virgin #2020

The Potbellied Virgin By Alicia Yánez Cossío Amalia Gladhart The Potbellied Virgin In an unnamed town in the Ecuadorian Andes a small wooden icon La Virgen Pipona the Potbellied Virgin conceals the documents that define the town s social history That history recently has been domin
  • Title: The Potbellied Virgin
  • Author: Alicia Yánez Cossío Amalia Gladhart
  • ISBN: 9780292714106
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Potbellied Virgin By Alicia Yánez Cossío Amalia Gladhart In an unnamed town in the Ecuadorian Andes, a small wooden icon La Virgen Pipona the Potbellied Virgin conceals the documents that define the town s social history That history recently has been dominated by the women of the Benavides family, a conservative clan and, not coincidentally, the caretakers of the Virgin Their rivals are the Pandos, a family led by four olIn an unnamed town in the Ecuadorian Andes, a small wooden icon La Virgen Pipona the Potbellied Virgin conceals the documents that define the town s social history That history recently has been dominated by the women of the Benavides family, a conservative clan and, not coincidentally, the caretakers of the Virgin Their rivals are the Pandos, a family led by four old men who spend their days smoking in the park across from the Virgin s cathedral and offering revisionist versions of local and national events When a military skirmish threatens the Virgin and the secret in her famous belly , the Benavides women must scramble to preserve their place as local matriarchs without alerting the old Pandos to the opportunity that might enable them to finally supplant their rivals.One of Ecuador s foremost contemporary writers, Alicia Yanez Cossio illuminates the complexity of Andean society by placing disenfranchised players such as women and Amerindians onstage with traditional powers such as the military and the church Folk wisdom, exemplified in The Potbellied Virgin by the beautifully translated proverbs so popular with the Benavideses and the Pandos alike, stands up to historical record Such inclusiveness ultimately allows the whole truths of Yanez Cossio s subjects to emerge Only the second of her novels to be translated into English, The Potbellied Virgin La cofradia del mullo del vestido de la Virgen Pipona is a funny, focused portrait of Ecuadorian life in the twentieth century.
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    1. Alicia Yánez Cossío Amalia Gladhart

      Alicia Y nez Coss o Quito, December 10, 1929 is a prominent Ecuadorian poet, novelist and journalist.Alicia Y nez Coss o is one of the leading figures of Ecuadorian and Latin American literature, and is the first person of Ecuador to win the Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Prize 1996.In 2008 she received Ecuador s highest prize in Literature, the Premio Eugenio Espejo for her lifetime of work.Luciolas 1949 Hacia el Quito de ayer play , 1951 De la sangre y el tiempo poetry , 1964 Bruna, Soroche y los t os novel , 1971 English trans Bruna and Her Sisters in the Sleeping City by Kenneth J A Wishina, 1999 Poes a 1974 El beso y otras fricciones stories , 1974 Yo vendo unos ojos negros novel , 1979 M s all de las islas novel , 1980 English trans Beyond the Islands by Amalia Gladhart, 2011 La Cofrad a del Mullo de la virgen Pipona novel , 1985 English trans The Potbellied Virgin by Amalia Gladhart, 2006 La casa del sano placer novel , 1989 El Cristo feo novel , 1995 Aprendiendo a morir novel , 1997 Relatos cubanos stories , 1998 National Novel Contest Fiftieth Anniversary of the journal El Universo of Guayaquil 1971 Sor Juana In s de la Cruz Prize 1996 Eugenio Espejo Prize in Literature 2008 from

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    1. I ve had this on my to read list ever since I heard about it, because there are not many novels from Ecuador translated into English I suggested it for my in person book club, and I think it got a lot of votes for the title However some of the members have not been enjoying it, and I think it will be interesting to discuss when I lead our meeting next Monday And strange to be reading about Ecuador when it suddenly appears in the news, after suffering a devastating earthquake over the weekend It [...]


    2. We were out wine tasting, when I spotted this book on display at Winter Hill The book s translator Amalia Gladhart was the daughter of the winery s owner Since I am always drawn to S American authors, I picked up a copy The setting for the book is a small village in Ecuador where the diverse villagers are linked my an small wooden icon The heart of the story revolves around the secret concealed in the belly of the virgin.The book reads smoothly and is filled with great humor, local proverbs, and [...]


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