By Carlos Fuentes
Un poderoso empresario make a decision llevar adelante su propia lucha contra el tráfico de droga y los narcos, y ganarles los angeles partida con su mismo juego, siendo más felony que ellos. En esta novela de Carlos Fuentes, como a veces en l. a. realidad, todo se derrumba.
Ciudades perdidas, callampas, villas miseria, favelas, todas son lo mismo. Eso lo sabe Adán Gorozpe, cínico arribista que pasó de pobretón estudiante a poderoso mandamás gracias a un afortunado "braguetazo", y también Adán Góngora, ministro a shipment de los angeles seguridad nacional que ha puesto en marcha una estrategia espeluznante que incluye alianzas con criminales, encarcelamiento de inocentes y uno que otro asesinato.
Un día, Góngora le propone a Gorozpe asociarse para elevar su juegp al más alto nivel: "¿Qué tal si usted y yo, tocayo, apoyamos a un candidato imposible para los angeles primera magistratura del país?". Ese candidato, claro, sería Gorozpe. Sólo que para ese momento, él lo sabe, deberá deshacerse de Góngora, o al menos neutralizarlo. ¿Cómo proceder contra tan ambitious adversario? ¿Cómo detener el remolino que arrastra al país hacia los angeles cloaca?
La única vía abierta siempre es los angeles del espíritu. Ciega e irracional, pero también poderosa, avasalladora, l. a. fe sigue ahí. Un Niño Dios alado empieza a predicar en medio del tráfico de l. a. mayor avenida de los angeles ciudad y su madre, los angeles Virgen, lo acompaña. Las unluckily del niño son postizas y su madre es quien se las coloca, pero eso no importa. l. a. gente cree, quiere creer, necesita creer, y eso basta.
La crítica ha opinado:
"En Adán en Edén brotan algunas páginas del excelente y lúcido escritor que sigue siendo Fuentes, una de las voces imprescindibles de los angeles narrativa latinoamericana y universal" -Joaquín Marco, El Cultural -
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6 Harrington’s Royalist gestures too are obvious. Introducing himself “To the Reader,” he makes the aristocratic claim that the “translation of Virgil hath not been my Work, but my Play” (Virgil A3). Continuing in this Royalist mode, he addresses Virgil in his note from “The Translator to the Author” as “my Soveraign in Poetry” (A3). His Royalist stance is most obvious in the opening of the translation. Harrington begins “The Third Book” in terms that ring with contemporary application: The Gods thus pleas’d to over-turn the Throne Of Priam, with his guiltless race, to one Neptunian Troy, now no where to be found, But all in Embers smoaking on the ground; By Oracles dispers’d, and forc’d into Exile, for wasts, or unknown worlds we go: The Woods of Ida, fram’d into a Fleet, Afford us wastage, launching at her feet; We gather men, embarque, uncertain where We shall be landed by the Fates to steer.
460]). The line supports Boys’s praise of Charles II’s “Valour, both Active and Passive,” the effects of which “ring” in “England, Scotland, France, Flanders,” and the point culminates in prophecy of Charles’s apotheosis (Æneas His Errours 59–60). 11 Here, with the help of the Cumaean Sybil, Aeneas descends to the underworld where he is permitted a vision of Rome’s future and receives instructions from the ghost of his father, Anchises, about the labors he has yet to undertake. 892). When Boys translates this final passage, however, the practicality of Anchises’s speech is overshadowed, the word “labor” gone.
Shall be his truest translator,” Harrington sees translation—or English literary efforts—as possibly replacing the originals: “the English Reader may sufficiently judge of like translations, without referring himself unto the Originals” (A4). This affront to ancient supremacy becomes more specific as the address from “The Translator to the Author” shifts from homage to critique. ” He now lays out his objections: Thou never shalt perswade me to inform Our Age, (a) Æneas in thy greatest storm Could raise both palmes , though to the Gods; one hand At least had hold, or there he could not stand.
Adán en Edén by Carlos Fuentes