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Title : The Green Pope
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ISBN : 9780224005876
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 386 Pages
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The Green Pope Reviews

  • Huda Yahya
    2019-05-15 20:30

    رواية البابا اﻷخضر لـ ميغيل أنخيل أستورياسترجمة محمد علي اليوسفي

  • Juan Manuel
    2019-05-16 19:41

    Imperdible continuación de Viento Fuerte en la Trilogía Bananera, cada libro que leo redescubro a Asturias, quien me sorprende como profeta de mi propia tierra.Lectura 100% recomendada, especialmente para el lector latinoamericano y aún mas el centroamericano.Lectura obligatoria para cualquier Guatemalteco.

  • Michael
    2019-05-09 16:35

    This book tells the story of a greedy American and his attempt to gain power and wealth by deceiving innocent natives into selling him their land.George Maker Thompson had been a pirate in the Caribbean until he dedided that he'd make more money on the land.He meets Jinger Kind, a businessman from New Orleans. They discuss the local people who they consider backward. Their idea is that by taking the land from the natives and building roads, they would be bringing progress in return for creating wealth for themselves.Thompson meets and falls in love with a young native named Mayaris.Tompson, Mr. Kind, Mayaris' mother, Dona Flora and a person called The Commander, set about buying the land from the natives. They don't mind using bullying tatics and state that if gold bullets (money) doesn't work, there's always lead.Things go smoothly until Mayaris realizes that Thompson is taking advantage of her people. She dresses in a wedding gown and throws herself into a river to drown herself in protest. Dona doesn't seem too upset with this and later marries Tompson herself.Thompson represents the United States and greedy corporations who are taking advantage of the uneducated natives in this novel. It has been translated from Spanish but there didn't seem to be any character development and read more like a lengthy journal than as a novel.

  • Alejandro Brand
    2019-05-26 21:47

    Por fin logre terminar este libro!Me costó bastante trabajo leerlo. Para mi gusto hay una verbosidad excesiva, una pretensión poética desmedida. En algunos pasajes encontré frases muy acertadas de gran talento, pero fue más lo cansino que lo acertado. Por otra parte, es muy valioso de la obra su carácter cultural, siendo una muestra importante de las costumbres, creencias, y mitos guatemaltecos. Pero ante todo es la voz de un pueblo, es el reclamo ante el abuso imperialista, es mostrar al mundo las realidades que han sufrido nuestros pueblos latinoamericanos a costa de la avaricia y los intereses de las grandes empresas y el poder norteamericano. En ese sentido, todos los méritos para Miguel Angel Asturias por su gran compromiso con su patria y la historia, plasmado en toda su obra.Postdata: Este es el segundo de la trilogía bananera junto con Viento Fuerte y Los ojos de los enterrados.

  • Rüveyda
    2019-05-24 17:56

    Chos, chos, moyón con.

  • Miguel Ángel
    2019-05-18 14:51

    Ok I really hated this book, it was sooooo boring that I didn't wanted to continue reading it.I think that 250 pages were a lot for writing a stupid story about a greedy american sailor named Geo Maker Thompson who lives in Guatemala and then falls in love with a young native named Mayari but she suddenly dissapears as soon as she discovers that Geo Maker Thompson has plans for taking the lands of her fellow indians and put them away for the construction of a fabric named tropical platanera dedicated to the harvesting and distribution of f·@#¬ng bananas.Of course Geo Maker Thompson is named the green pope after that, but the repetitiveness in the arguments made the story far to hideous to continue its reading, I'm so happy that I decided to put this down although I gave him a lot of chances to turn me on.

  • Ali
    2019-05-08 18:36

    پاپ سبز هم مانند اغلب آثار آستوریاس در مورد زندگی بومیان گواتمالایی، سرخپوست یا دو رگه های سرخپوست- اسپانیایی ست. آستوریاس که در خانواده ای مرفه به دنیا آمد و بزرگ شد، و بخش عمده ای از زندگی اش را در سفرهای سفارتی پدرش در کشورهایی نظیر آرژانتین و فرانسه و... گذراند، به شدت خود را به بومیان کشورش مدیون می دانست. اولین برنده ی نوبل از آمریکای جنوبی، رمان هایش مملو از تخیل و افسانه های جادویی بومیان است، آنچه که بعدها به "واقع گرایی جادویی" خاص آمریکای لاتین مشهور شد. پاپ سبز، یکی از قصه های دردناک حضور کمپانی های آمریکایی در جنوب است، بخشی از تاریخ ادبی حضور استعمار در کشتزارهای قهوه و باغستان های موز، و استثمار کارگران بومی توسط انحصار کمپانی های آمریکایی. پاپ سبز را خانم زهرا خانلری (کیا) به فارسی برگردانده و در 1360 توسط انتشارات خوارزمی منتشر شده است.

  • Laurie Tomchak
    2019-05-09 14:37

    Loosely based on the history of the United Fruit Company in Guatemala, Asturias presents us with characters from the multiethnic mix of central america. The Green Pope is a banana mogul who falls in love with a Guatemalan girl, but she disappears, either drowning herself in the river or joining the anti gringo underground. A gringo couple dies in a storm and astonishes everyone by bequeathing their banana-rich land to two Guatemalan families. The family members deal with this in different ways. Interesting to see the gringos viewed by other eyes.

  • Dony Grayman
    2019-05-17 17:34

    Segundo tomo de la Trilogía bananera. Colección Losada NDEN.

  • Variaciones Enrojo
    2019-05-09 14:57

    Libro 2 de 3.

  • Tanya
    2019-05-09 22:54

    A little dry and preachy actually. Falls into the trap of having all the characters make long speeches explaining their opinions.