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 l. a. 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 los angeles mayor avenida de l. a. ciudad y su madre, los angeles Virgen, lo acompaña. Las unfortunately 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 l. a. narrativa latinoamericana y universal" -Joaquín Marco, El Cultural -
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1230. ' :From her radiant appearance she confidently expects the arrival ·of her lover and has everything prepared for him: she is one' 'who has her home ready' viJsakasajja. The parasite jokes with her and passes on. 1231. It is immediately after this that Sasa meets the 'Clrama student as mentioned above. Being told that Devasenii is not feeling weil he suspects that what is really disturbing her "is that she is in love with Miiladeva. Emboldened to complete his mission he goes to her in the garden, where she is enjoying the breeze with a confidential attendant, and gradually over·" 'Comes her reticence and shame.
He rushes back to her and insists that Miiladeva is as much in love" ,as she is (she does not trust him and that is why she has held ,back}. With the helpful advice of the attendant, who undertakes to· manage things with Devadatta, it is decided that· Devasenii' ,shall go to Miiladeva. Thus she will be one 'who goes to meet. (her iover )', another of the types ofheroine in love ofthe Na-lYa-' sastTa (the abhisarika). Sasa suggests she send a lotus as lovetoken to Miiladeva, . sighing over it. _She agrees and the play ends as he takes it, whence the title Lotus Gift.
He hands her a mantle, telling her to put it on his son Rohasena. Vasantasena's speeches here are all aside, she does not reply to Carudatta : VASANTASENA. What? Does he take me for a servant? [,Takes the mantle and smells it . ] . •J• • It seems his youth is not indifferent. [Secret(y puts the mantle on]. CARUDATTA. Radanika! Aren't you going to take Rohasena in? 44 INDIAN KAVYA LITERATURE I am unlucky, in you! Radanika! Don't _you Alas: VASANTASENA. CARUDATTA. swer? even an- When a man attains that state tried by fate -oppressed by the loss of his fortuneThen even his friends become no friends, even people long loyal to him become disloyal.
Adán en Edén by Carlos Fuentes