José de la Cuadra Vargas (September 3, 1903 – February 27, 1941) is considered one of Ecuador’s greatest authors. De la Cuadra was a social realist novelist who wrote the short story La Tigra (1932) and the novel Los Sangurimas (1939). He was a part of the “Guayaquil Group,” a group of young social protest novelists from Guayaquil, Ecuador, in the 1930s, which included Enrique Gil Gilbert, Demetrio Aguilera Malta, Joaqun Gallegos Lara, and Alfredo Pareja Diezcanseco.Continue reading “José de la Cuadra”
The Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prize (Spanish: Premio Nacional de Narrativa Joaquín Gallegos Lara) since 1989 has been awarded yearly by the Municipality of Quito, Ecuador to the best national works in three categories: the short story, the novel, and theater. The award is named after the legendary Ecuadorian novelist Joaquín Gallegos Lara (1909-1947).Continue reading “The Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prize”
José Hidalgo Pallares is an economist and writer from Quito, Ecuador (born 1980). He is the author of the short story books La vida oscura (2003) and Historias cercanas (2005, winner of the Joaquín Gallegos Lara Prize), and El manual de la derrota (2019, winner of the Joaquín Gallegos Lara National Fiction Prize). His novels include Sábados de fútbol (2007) and La búsqueda (2013). His short stories have also been published in anthologies in Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Cuba and the United Kingdom.Continue reading “José Hidalgo Pallares”
Juan Valdano Morejón (Cuenca, December 26, 1939 – Quito, August 2, 2021) was an award-winning writer of over 30 books encompassing a variety of genres, such as novels, short stories and nonfiction. He was a corresponding member of the Royal Spanish Academy and an honorary member of the Ecuadorian Academy of Language. He was awarded Ecuador’s top literary award Premio Eugenio Espejo in 2020. He also won the Joaquín Gallegos Lara Prize three times. Director Camilo Luzuriaga adapted his 1990 historical novel Mientras llega el día into a film in 2004.
Valdano received the Joaquín Gallegos Lara Prize three times: for his novel Anillos de Serpiente (1998), as well as his short story collections La Celada (2002) and Juegos de Proteo (2009). In 2020, he received the Premio Eugenio Espejo, the country’s highest literary honor.Continue reading “Juan Valdano”
Jorge Enrique Adoum was among Ecuador’s most brilliant writers. In these interviews, made in the latter part of his life, Adoum shares his experiences as a poet, novelist, playwright, politician and diplomat on an Ecuadorian TV program called La Caja de Pandora. Adoum also discusses some of his books, including Ecuador Amargo (1949), Entre Marx y Una Mujer Desnuda (1976), and De Cerca y de Memoria: Lecturas, Autores, Lugares (2002). Adoum was born in Ambato, Ecuador in 1926 and died in Quito, Ecuador on July 3, 2009. He was awarded the nation’s top literary award Premio Eugenio Espejo in 1989.Continue reading “Jorge Enrique Adoum – La Caja de Pandora Interviews – Part 1 and 2 (Spanish Audio)”
Trabalhos em Linguística Aplicada
On-line version ISSN 2175-764X
Trab. linguist. apl. vol.57 no.1 Campinas Jan./Apr. 2018
TENDENCIAS DEFORMANTES Y PARATEXTOS EN LA TRADUCCIÓN AL INGLÉS DE HUASIPUNGO, DE JORGE ICAZA
TEXT DEFORMATION AND PARATEXTS IN THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF HUASIPUNGO, BY JORGE ICAZA
- María del Pilar Cobo González – Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina. [email protected]
- Roberto Bein – Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina. [email protected]
Ecuadorian novelist and playwright Jorge Icaza (1906-1978) reading from his prose. Recorded May 2-3, 1961, at the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Quito.Continue reading “Jorge Icaza reading from his prose (Spanish audio)”
Jorge Icaza Coronel (Quito, June 10, 1906 – Quito, May 26, 1978) was a novelist, playwright, diplomat and bookstore owner. He was and continues to be Ecuador’s most famous writer, as well as one of South America’s most important literary figures of the twentieth century. Huasipungo (1934), Icaza’s novel about the exploitation of his country’s indigenous peoples by whites, has been translated into over 40 languages, including English, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Czech, Polish, Chinese, and Russian. El Chulla Romero y Flores (1958), Icaza’s penultimate novel, is concerned with the cultural identity of the Ecuadorian mestizo and is regarded as his best by many Icazan scholars and critics. It has been translated into more than 20 different languages.Continue reading “Jorge Icaza”
Directed by Camilo Luzuriaga, this 1996 movie is an adaption of Jorge Enrique Adoum’s 1976 novel Entre Marx y Una Mujer Desnuda (Between Marx and a Naked Woman). Spanish Audio only.(If someone has a version with English subtitles, please share).
“One of the fest’s major surprises is this startlingly inventive and sophisticated, beautifully done film from tiny Ecuador… packed with wit, energy, passion, intelligence, high style and memorable characters… the movie is wildly creative and funny.”Michael Wilmington of the Chicago Tribune
Storyline: An author gets lost between the book he is writing and the reality and a love that does not exist and the ideals of revolution.Continue reading “Entre Marx y Una Mujer Desnuda (1996 Film) Spanish Audio”
Hosts Jose Maria Conget and Raquel Chang-Rodriguez interview Ecuadorian writer, poet, politician and diplomat, Jorge Enrique Adoum, about his books. “Ecuador Amargo” and “Entre Marx y una Mujer Desnuda,” a novel that was made into a film.Continue reading “Jorge Enrique Adoum Interviewed on CUNY TV (1998) Spanish Audio”
Juan León Mera Martínez was an Ecuadorian poet, novelist, essayist, politician and painter. He was born in Ambato, Ecuador on June 28, 1832 and died in the same city on December 13, 1894. In 1865 he penned the lyrics for Ecuador’s National Anthem “¡Salve, Oh Patria!” and in 1879 he wrote the novel Cumandá which is regarded as Ecuador’s first full-length novel. He was a member of the Ecuadorian Academy of Language, and a corresponding member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Language.Continue reading “Juan León Mera”
by Jorge Icaza (1906-1978)
Translated from the Spanish by Richard Gabela
Several times a day Don Ernesto Morejón Galindo, the Chief-Director of the Bureau of Economic Investigation, abandoned his small office to monitor the attendance of the employees in his charge. Don Ernesto was a man of irregular character. Completely irregular. When he was in good spirits, he exaggerated his qualities of a Don Juan, slipping through the libidinous confidences of a vegetable-market chola or a newly arrived chagra. With graphic and pornographic gesticulations of sexual possession, he would murmur into the ear of his newest confidant: “What a night of revelry, my dear cholo. I had myself three women. Two turned out to be virgins.… Hee-hee-hee…All for free.” But if he had to publicly reprimand his henchmen—an epithet of intimate nature by which he referred to his subordinates —he swelled with omnipotence and meted out threats without concert or order. At such moments—when his domineering arrogance exploded—everything grotesque about his adipose face was underscored—his cheeks like rosy buttocks, his trembling clay lips, the bilious drool between his teeth, the diabolic flame in his pupils.Continue reading “The Chulla Romero y Flores (1958 Novel) by Jorge Icaza – An English Translation”
Demetrio Aguilera Malta was a prolific novelist, short story writer, playwright, film maker, painter and diplomat. He was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on May 24, 1909 and died in Mexico on December 28, 1981. He first came into prominence with the book of short stories Los que se van: cuentos del cholo y del montubio (1930) which he co-authored with Joaquín Gallegos Lara and Enrique Gil Gilbert. Other renowned works include the novels Don Goyo (1933); Seven Serpents and Seven Moons (1970) which was translated into English by Gregory Rabassa; El secuestro del General (1973) and many others. In 1981, he received the Premio Eugenio Espejo, the country’s highest literary honor.
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“There are stomach writers (who are only in it for the money) and writer writers. And there are two kinds of best-sellers: best-sellers in space, which can be found everywhere, and best-sellers in time, which never go out of print.”Demetrio Aguilera-Malta quoted by Michael Kernan, in the article Politics of The Pen (The Washington Post, April 23, 1980).