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Book Title: La vorágine|
The size of the: 515 KB
Date of issue: 2003
ISBN 13: 9788437609355
The author of the book: José Eustasio Rivera
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:Sin duda, la elección y desarrollo del personaje-narrador de La vorágine han sido la base del éxito de la novela. Con Arturo Cova el siglo XX aprendió a imaginar y a descubrir la selva y a interpretar la relación entre el hombre y la naturaleza, que lo devora todo. La literatura hispanoamericana del siglo XX se ha distinguido por el frecuente uso de primeras personas en las que el autor se escuda y excusa para siempre. Si cuando se publicó el libro era frecuente confundir a Rivera con Cova, y viceversa, con el tiempo Rivera va desapareciendo del texto como personaje y Arturo Cova, contradictorio y sospechoso, permanence con su voz rota.
Read information about the authorJosé Eustasio Rivera Salas was a Colombian lawyer and poet primarily known for his national epic The Vortex.
After a failed attempt to be elected for the senate, he was appointed Legal Secretary of the Colombo-Venezuelan Border Commission to determine the limits with Venezuela, there he had the opportunity to travel through the Colombian jungles, rivers, and mountains, giving him a first hand experience of the subjects he would later write. Disappointed with the lack of resources offered by his government for his trip, he abandoned the commission and continued travelling on his own.
In this venture he became familiar with life in the Colombian plains and with problems related to the extraction of rubber in the Amazon jungle, a matter that would be central in his major work, La vorágine (1924) (translated as The Vortex), now considered one of the most important novels in Latin American literary history.
After the success of his novel, he was elected, in 1925, as a member for the Investigative Commission for Exterior Relations and Colonization. He also published several articles in newspapers in Colombia. In these pieces, he criticized irregularities in government contracts, and denounced the abandonment of the rubber extraction areas of Colombia and the mistreatment of workers.
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