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Doña Bárbara
Doña Bárbara

Doña Bárbara

Clásicos de la literatura

FICTION

320 Pages, 4.5 x 6.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $10.95 (US $10.95) (CA $12.99)

Publication Date: November 2014

ISBN 9781931928700

Rights: US, CA, AU & NZ

Ediciones Norte (Nov 2014)

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Overview

A psychological study of rural life on the Venezuelan plains, Doña Bárbara depicts the struggle for control of an estate, symbolizing the battle between opposing forces. Santos Luzardo defends the law and progress while Doña Bárbara represents the darkness behind violence and passion. The confrontation between civilized life outside of the plains and the barbaric aspects of rural society accurately portrays early 20th-century Venezuelan life. This regionalist novel inspired the magic realism of modern Latin American literature.Doña Bárbara es un estudio psicológico sobre la vida rural en los llanos venezolanos. En la obra se presenta un equilibrio entre el drama interior de los personajes y el desarrollo de la trama. Se divide en tres partes y el conflicto principal se centra en los dos personajes principales y la lucha simbólica entre ambos: Santos Luzardo defendiendo el derecho y el progreso y Doña Bárbara las fuerzas oscuras y turbias de la violencia y la pasión.

Author Biography

Rómulo Gallegos was a Venezuelan novelist, journalist, and politician. He was elected president of Venezuela in 1948 but was forced out of office in a coup d'état. In 1960, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. He is the author of El forastero, Pobre negro, La rebelión, Sobre la misma tierra, and El último Solar, among others.