Miguel Ángel Asturias

Miguel Ángel Asturias

Mulata de Tal

Mulata de Tal

, 1963

F & G Editores

Pages: 380

Asturias illustrates the parable of destitute farmer who, dissatisfied with his life and economic misfortune, makes a deal with the devil: Tazol. The mysterious demon proceeds to require tasks of the man, the first of which weaves a story involving sensuous temptation and attraction to the forbidden. This challenging novel combines aspects of Mayan and Catholic religion in a broad allegory for the power and price of belief.

Mulata de tal received the Silla Monsegur Prize for the best Spanish-American novel published in France.