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El unicornio La leyenda medieval del hada Melusina a la que su madre conden a que todos los s bados la parte inferior de su cuerpo adoptara la forma de una serpiente es el material fabuloso de que se sirve Manue

  • Title: El unicornio
  • Author: Manuel Mujica Lainez
  • ISBN: 9788447308392
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Hardcover
  • El unicornio By Manuel Mujica Lainez, La leyenda medieval del hada Melusina, a la que su madre conden a que todos los s bados la parte inferior de su cuerpo adoptara la forma de una serpiente, es el material fabuloso de que se sirve Manuel M jica L inez en esta singular novela.El unicornio representa para la Edad Media, dentro de la obra de su autor, lo que Bomarzo fue para el Renacimiento una colosal recreaLa leyenda medieval del hada Melusina, a la que su madre conden a que todos los s bados la parte inferior de su cuerpo adoptara la forma de una serpiente, es el material fabuloso de que se sirve Manuel M jica L inez en esta singular novela.El unicornio representa para la Edad Media, dentro de la obra de su autor, lo que Bomarzo fue para el Renacimiento una colosal recreaci n po tica que juega con la atm sfera del pasado para ofrecernos una historia de sugestiva belleza, rara y absorbente La historia y la magia, la minuciosa reconstrucci n de ambientes remot simos y una original sima fantas a que anima todas y cada una de sus p ginas, se conjugan en un relato inolvidable que constituye sin lugar a dudas una de las obras maestras del gran escritor argentino.

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    1. I d seen this book highly recommended for fans of Tolkien, so I picked it up I m not sure where that recommendation came from, because I didn t see any similarity in the writing style or themes The writing style was particularly stilted perhaps because it was translated from the Spanish, and I simply didn t find it particularly enjoyable.Inspired by mythology, but without a mythic feel to the story, the book briefly outlines the story of the fairy Melusine,who took human form to love a man, but [...]

    2. I did love this tale, and in particular for the unconventional ending About which I ll promptly shut up.

    3. I ve been struggling with this book for months I don t know why perhaps in that it was just barely readable enough Perhaps part of me held out hope that it would pick up at the end Perhaps I just wanted to know what happened But no, the real reason I read this book is to get ideas on how not to write This book was such a clear example of crippling passive voice and excessive foreshadowing that I had to keep going just to satisfy that little budding author voice inside of me that was crying out O [...]

    4. The beautiful fairy, Melusine herself, states tartly It s a fairy s life, a fairy story Anyone who doesn t believe in fairies had better shut these pages here and now and throw them into the wastepaper basket, or cut them up to line his bookshelves he will miss some extremely interesting things perhaps the stupidest way of being poor in spirit is to say no to the hidden relish that gives life its magic She is confined in a tower and begins her life s story She angers her mother and is cursed Aft [...]

    5. En cierto sentido, M jica Lainez es una de las joyas ocultas de la literatura latinoamericana Quiz s eso se deba a que su estilo no fue tan abiertamente experimental como el de Borges o por qu su tem tica no fue particularmente latinoamericana , a lo Garc a M rquez Sin embargo, en sus obras, su prosa delicada se ven combinadas con una gran erudici n Una de los leitmotifs centrales de su obra es la recreaci n minuciosa del pasado En el caso de El unicornio , M jica Lainez recrea y expande la leye [...]

    6. Es la mism sma hada Melusina quien nos relata esta historia Melusina, la condenada a vivir por la eternidad y para completar la desgracia, a hacerlo con la mitad de su cuerpo convertido en serpiente habitando invisible, por los siglos de los siglos, el campanario del Castillo Lusignan, desgarr ndose en gritos y lamentos cada vez que alguno de sus nobles descendientes emprende su viaje final Melusina nos traslada con sus recuerdos a una poca pasada, en la que los hombres cre an en el Honor y en e [...]

    7. In his utterly charming novel The Wandering Unicorn 1965 the Argentinian author Manuel Mujica Lainez 1910 64 develops the legend of Melusine Set in medieval France and the holy Land of the Crusades, Lainez 19s novel is a rich serving of fantasy and romance Narrated from the perspective of the shape changing Melusine, the early events of the original legend are soon recounted before she embarks upon an adventure and love affair with Aiol, the son of Ozil, a crusader knight who bequeaths a Unicorn [...]

    8. Mujica Lainez recrea la Edad Media el siglo XII desde la voz narrativa del hada Melusina A trav s de la mezcla de datos, lugares y personajes hist ricos con la ficci n, el libro emprende la dura tarea de ambientar el medioevo y de trasladarnos a l La narradora personaje resulta efectiva en esta tarea y con minuciosas y riqu simas descripciones, la magia y la vida medieval confluyen en esta novela Repleto de alusiones a leyendas, referencias hist ricas, maravillas, criaturas m ticas y religi n, E [...]

    9. Tries and fails to explain this book in a sentence If you were ever in love with the middle ages especially troubadors and or doomed Kingdom of Jerusalem yes I know colonialism but that wasn t on my radar as a child like a writerly tone that s dry and sharp like a good rose winelike repurposed fairy talesthen this is the novel for you I was feeling bad about about never having heard of Mujica Lainez, but the internet seems to indicate this is the only one of his books readily available or transl [...]

    10. an elaborate tale about a fairy during the events of the crusades a very pithy way of describing it, but it s really well done and the ending moving i think it was shortchanged at being marketed as some kind of tolkienesque fantasy at the time, which it is very much notjica lainez is practically unknown to most since so few of his writings were ever translated the other being a 1960s or 70s translation of bomarzo but he was an amazing writer and if you re big on the latin american magical realis [...]

    11. I really liked this book It s so magical The only annoying thing about it, is the over attention to details, names, and history fact they overwhelmed the story and were distractingd long At least for me because of my limited history knowledge, but if you are interested in the history of the middle age it is a must have Also the book is written by a man and it is something that you can easily detect in this book the main character is female But in whole it is a great book if you like imaginary an [...]

    12. Una hermosa historia que me fascin totalmente, sobretodo al ir descubriendo que en sus hojas se entrelazan hechos personajes reales con la fantas a medieval.Mi nico pero y que me demor en la lectura fue la forma de escritura, incluso esto mismo me hizo bajar la nota general de la obra.Sin embargo, el conjunto general da forma a un libro maravilloso, donde es posible escapar a siglos en el pasado de mano de una de las tantas historias del hada Melusina.

    13. Espa ol Uno de los trabajos m s ambiciosos de Mujica Lainez El autor nos lleva a la edad media para asistir a la vida de un hada.Magia e historia hermanadas en una gran obra de arte English One of the most ambitious works from Mujica Lainez He leads us back to the middle age to attend the life of a fairy Magic and history entwined as one in a great piece of art.

    14. This book was very beautiful, and beautifully written, and my version was a translation I especially loved the main character She was wonderfully complex and made a wonderful narrator for this story I enjoyed the historical novel feel mixed in with the fantasy Excellent book

    15. I really enjoyed, and continue to enjoy, the prose in this book Lainez has a very poignant style of writing that drew me in and made the plight of Melusine very relatable even though I am not an immortal faerie.

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