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  • Title: The Wandering Unicorn
  • Author: Manuel Mujica Lainez
  • ISBN: 9780701126865
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The inspiration for this enthralling mediaeval romance is an ancient legend condemned by the chicanery of her wicked mother to spend centuries languishing invisibly in her belfry, the beautiful Melusine is an immortal outcast, half woman, half serpent Translated by Mary Fitton.Elynas, the King of Albany an old name for Albania , went hunting one day and came across a beThe inspiration for this enthralling mediaeval romance is an ancient legend condemned by the chicanery of her wicked mother to spend centuries languishing invisibly in her belfry, the beautiful Melusine is an immortal outcast, half woman, half serpent Translated by Mary Fitton.Elynas, the King of Albany an old name for Albania , went hunting one day and came across a beautiful lady in the forest She was Pressyne, mother of Melusine He persuaded her to marry him but she agreed, only on the promise for there is often a hard and fatal condition attached to any pairing of fay and mortal that he must not enter her chamber when she birthed or bathed her children She gave birth to triplets When he violated this taboo, Pressyne left the kingdom, together with her three daughters, and traveled to the lost Isle of Avalon.The three girls Melusine, Melior, and Palatyne grew up in Avalon On their fifteenth birthday, Melusine, the eldest, asked why they had been taken to Avalon Upon hearing of their father s broken promise, Melusine sought revenge She and her sisters captured Elynas and locked him, with his riches, in a mountain Pressyne became enraged when she learned what the girls had done, and punished them for their disrespect to their father Melusine was condemned to take the form of a serpent from the waist down every Saturday In other stories, she takes on the form of a mermaid.Raymond of Poitou came across Melusine in a forest in France, and proposed marriage Just as her mother had done, she laid a condition, that he must never enter her chamber on a Saturday He broke the promise and saw her in the form of a part woman part serpent She forgave him When during a disagreement, he called her a serpent in front of his court, she assumed the form of a dragon, provided him with two magic rings, and flew off, never to return.
    Manuel Mujica Lainez
    Manuel Mujica Lainez fue un escritor, bi grafo, cr tico de arte y periodista argentino.En 1936, public Glosas castellanas, una serie de ensayos centrados en su mayor parte en el Quijote.Tres a os despu s, public Don Galaz de Buenos Aires Le siguen las biograf as de su antepasado Miguel Can padre , en 1942, m s las de Hilario Ascasubi Aniceto, el Gallo, 1943 y de Estanislao del Campo Anastasio, el Pollo, 1947.En 1949, public un libro de cuentos, Aqu vivieron, en torno a una quinta de San Isidro.Su segundo libro de cuentos, Misteriosa Buenos Aires, se ambient tambi n en la capital de la Argentina y su historia desde la fundaci n, en la que mezcla personajes t picos ficticios con hechos y personajes reales.Le siguieron una serie de libros sobre la sociedad porte a de su poca, con un tinte que algunos consideraron decadente Los dolos, La casa, Los viajeros, Invitados en el Para so.Con Bomarzo, inici un nuevo ciclo de obras eruditas y fant sticas en el g nero de la novela hist rica Es una historia sobre el Renacimiento italiano narrada por un muerto, Pier Francesco Orsini, el noble jorobado que dio nombre a los famosos y extravagantes jardines italianos de Bomarzo En esta novela se asiste a la coronaci n de Carlos I de Espa a, a la batalla de Lepanto, pasando por las poco edificantes costumbres de papas y personajes de la poca y cr menes de copa y pu al.La obra ha dado argumento a una pera con m sica de Alberto Ginastera, cuyo libreto compuso el mismo Mujica Lainez Se estren en Washington en 1967 y fue prohibida por la dictadura militar de Juan Carlos Ongan a, por lo que en la Argentina no se estren hasta 1972.El unicornio est ambientada en la Edad Media francesa de los trovadores Su protagonista es el hada Melusina, v ctima de una maldici n por la que, todos los s bados, adopta cuerpo de serpiente y alas de murci lago testigo de los avatares de la poca de las Cruzadas, sigue las peripecias de su prole de Lusignan hasta la toma de Jerusal n por Saladino.Le suceden Cr nicas reales, y De milagros y melancol as.Ya en La Cumbre, C rdoba, escribi Cecil, relato autobiogr fico narrado por su perro, el wipet Cecil, y El laberinto, otra novela hist rica protagonizada por Gin s de Silva , el chico que, en la parte inferior del cuadro El entierro del Conde de Orgaz de El Greco sostiene un cirio encendido, mira al espectador y presenta la escena al espectador, en el que seg n algunos autores, estar a retratado Juan Manuel Theotocopuli, el hijo de El Greco.Esta novela presenta la sociedad espa ola en tiempos de Felipe II, su esplendor y su miseria, antes de que el protagonista partiera hacia Am rica ste declara ser hijo de la La ilustre fregona cervantina, y sobrino del Caballero de la mano en el pecho, y con esos mimbres presentar a personajes que van desde Lope de Vega al Inca Garcilaso, pasando por Fray Mart n de Porres o Juan Espera en Dios, el Jud o Errante que, de una forma u otra, aparece en todas las obras de la trilog a formada por Bomarzo, El unicornio y El escarabajo.Otros libros son El viaje de los siete demonios, Sergio, Los cisnes, El brazalete, El Gran Teatro y Un novelista en el Museo del Prado.Todav a public otra novela hist rica, El escarabajo, sobre un anillo egipcio que es, a la vez, el narrador de la historia de todos sus posesores, desde la reina Nefertari hasta una millonaria estadounidense, pasando por la mano de uno de los asesinos de Julio C sar o la de Miguel ngel, entre otros.Sus libros han sido traducidos a m s de quince idiomas.Se le deben, adem s, traducciones de los Sonetos de William Shakespeare y de piezas de Racine, Moli re y Marivaux.


    Commentaires:

    Althea Ann
    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, [...]

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

    Caroline Eising
    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 cry [...]

    Jane
    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 curs [...]

    Leonardo
    En cierto sentido, Mújica Lainez es una de las joyas ocultas de la literatura latinoamericana. Quizás eso se deba a que su estilo no fue tan abiertamente experimental como el de Borges o por qué su temática no fue particularmente "latinoamericana", a lo García Márquez. Sin embargo, en sus obras, su prosa delicada se ven combinadas con una gran erudición. Una de los leitmotifs centrales de su obra es la recreación minuciosa del pasado. En el caso de "El unicornio", Mújica Lainez recrea y [...]

    A.
    Es la mismísma 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, desgarrándose en gritos y lamentos cada vez que alguno de sus nobles descendientes emprende su viaje final. Melusina nos traslada con sus recuerdos a una época pasada, en la que los hombres creían en el Hon [...]

    Kevin Faulkner
    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 U [...]

    Andrés R. G.
    Mujica Lainez recrea la Edad Media (el siglo XII) desde la voz narrativa del hada Melusina. A través de la mezcla de datos, lugares y personajes históricos con la ficción, el libro emprende la dura tarea de ambientar el medioevo y de trasladarnos a él. La narradora-personaje resulta efectiva en esta tarea y con minuciosas y riquísimas descripciones, la magia y la vida medieval confluyen en esta novela. Repleto de alusiones a leyendas, referencias históricas, maravillas, criaturas míticas [...]

    scarlettraces
    *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 ( [...]

    Min
    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 re [...]

    Nancynarcolepsy
    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 im [...]

    Catherine Vera
    Una hermosa historia que me fascinó totalmente, sobretodo al ir descubriendo que en sus hojas se entrelazan hechos/personajes reales con la fantasía medieval.Mi único pero y que me demoró 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.

    Horacio
    Español:Uno de los trabajos más 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.

    Sara
    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!

    Katherine Fischer
    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!).

    Eric Taub
    I adored this book when I read it years and years ago; time to find a copy again.

    Jenika Ioffreda
    interesting book.

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