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Mulata

Author: Miguel Angel Asturias
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, ©1967.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A woodcutter in Latin America trades his wife to Tazol, the Corn Demon, in return for infinite wealth and a voluptuous Mulata.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Asturias, Miguel Angel.
Mulata.
New York, Delacorte Press [1967]
(OCoLC)570082397
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miguel Angel Asturias
OCLC Number: 1044884
Notes: "A Seymour Lawrence book."
Translation of Mulata de tal.
Description: 307 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. I. The Fly Wizard sells his wife to the Corn-leaf Devil ; An agreement to trade is never unmade ; The Fly Wizard meets that certain Mulata ; The Fly Wizard, his dwarf wife, and the aforesaid Mulata ; The Fly Wizard and the Boer-Men or "sauvages" ; Grandmother Ha and the Hayumihahas ; The devil's nine turns ; A cabalistic escape through the 9 of destinies ; The Fly Wizard and his wife wish to become great sorcerers ; The Corn-leaf Devil makes Mr. Fly's wife pregnant ; The great Fly Wizard is turned to dwarf by his wife's vengeance ; A woman's jealousy turns a dwarf into a giant ; The dance of the giants and the war of wives ; Devils here, devils there, stop and hang up in the air ; Coconuts, devils, and the smuggling of holy water ; Another episode in the dance of the gigantics ; The battle of the heads ; The earth-born devils abandon Tierrapaulita ; Wizards, witches, and spooks return to Tierrapaulita --
pt. II. Candanga, a Christian demon in the land of infidels ; Father Chimalpín challenges Candanga ; A battle between two people possessed by opposing demons ; Saint Badthief's devotee and a huge spider of black rain ; The Chamber-potters and the fight between the hedgehog and the spider ; A woman cut in pieces keeps on moving, like a snake ; The devil of heaven proposes insuring peace ; No dawn in Tierrapaulita ; The magic broom --
pt. III. The strange science of curing ; The virgin with a rash ; It is quaking on the moon.
Other Titles: Mulata de tal.
Responsibility: Miguel angel Asturias ; Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa.

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A woodcutter in Latin America trades his wife to Tazol, the Corn Demon, in return for infinite wealth and a voluptuous Mulata.

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