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This novel tells of the misfortunes of the narrator and his steward Pedro. Through this journey he explores the roots of Guatemala history and their ancestors as he matures and becomes a man.

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 monkeys contrasted against the white man’s world, the men of cities.

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

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This article does not cite any sources. 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. Beautiful stories where animals humanize themselves from the jungles of the Central American tropics are told in a colorful virgillo surrounded by the lush greenery of the tropical forest.


Macal also served some time as a diplomat, and was a consul in BarcelonaSpain. He is considered one of the most popular novelists in Central American literature.

Virgilio Rodríguez Macal

Guatemala CityGuatemala. 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 macak hopes and dreams that are contrary to the reality of their families who are in misery.

In his words, the forest is more open and more logical than civilisation. Guatemalan male writers Guatemalan novelists Male novelists births deaths 20th-century Guatemalan people rodrigguez novelists 20th-century male writers.

March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Many of his works are based 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.

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. 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Later Rodriguez Macal, settled in Santiago, Chile for many years, and was a frequent collaborator of the great newspaper ,acal Mercurio.


Macal was born on June 28, in Guatemala City. The novel is a narrative work set in s Guatemala. This page was last edited on 7 Decemberat His personality, like that of men born in the early decades of the twentieth century, was influenced by the long dictatorship of Jorge Ubico fodriguez, the revolution virgiliio and by the so-called liberation movements which occurred in 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.

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Retrieved from ” https: This book contains the stories collected from the lips of virgiio Q’eqchi’ Indian Lish Zenzeyul. Views Read Edit View history. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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.