Doña Bárbara, en la que la llanura venezolana es el personaje central, es la obra de mayor éxito de Rómulo Gallegos. En ella dramatiza el conflicto entre. The book Dona Barbara: A Novel, Romulo Gallegos is published by University of Chicago Press. Complete summary of Rómulo Gallegos’ Doña Bárbara. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Doña Bárbara.

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It is written in the third person and mixes vernacular language and regionalisms with literary narrative, making the main conflict more obvious and at the same time more tangible. She meets her match in Luzardo, her enemy yet a man that she respects. However, to choose a single book for my “Favorites” virtual shelf, when it’s down to pick just one book This review is bilingual. Si bien el lenguaje es evidentemente antiguo, y el estilo es casi anticuado, es un verdadero placer leer y releer las deliciosas descripciones del entorno: Short, but with an amazing narrative pace, the book tells us the story of Don Barbara, a cruel and vindictive woman who is know as the “cacica” chief of the Arauca, in the venezuelan “llanos”, due to her ferocity Though I never read it in high school, Dona Barbara is a staple lecture across Latin American schools all over, and maybe this fact kept barbata away from it for a long time, as normally the readings assigned as part of a scholar program tend to be boring.

As well, descriptions of the life in the ddona are vivid and full of sensations. This book was apparently one of his favorites and the origin of his nickname “Mr. Though much of her ranch is gained through corruption of public officials and dirty dealing. Club de Lectura B Jul 17, – Fey – Es rated it it was amazing Shelves: Views Read Edit View history.

Lists with This Book. This page was last edited on 5 Decemberat Me encanta el naturalismo. El autor no toma partido por ninguno de los dos barbzra del conflicto, sino que los integra.


Doña Barbara

It establishes a psychological study of the people of the Venezuelan plains: Barbzra a character, her nature is contrasting, as she might be interpreted as a feminist heroine, being brave enough to make other respect herself in a sexist environment, while at the same time being the damisel who wants to be rescued from her somber fate by a gallegoos man, represented in the figure of Santos Luzardo. Short, but with an amazing narrative pace, the book tells us the story of Don Barbara, a donx and vindictive woman who is know as the “cacica” chief of the Arauca, in the venezuelan “llanos”, due to her ferocity, unscrupulous nature, and her apparent supernatural powers.

His rule saw wealth from oil discovered in the early twentieth century, and he used it to develop modern infrastructure and end the era of caudillismofully and completely uniting the country for the first time.

Jul 16, Kamalia Ramlan rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Yang pening sikit, sebab ada banyak watak dengan nama yang kita tak biasa dengar. It has an evocative sense of place, atmospheric set pieces, strong characters. Refresh and try again. I was more attracted by the fact that it has been made into a movie twice and a telenovela three times. La devoradora de hombres La reina del llano.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Vale la pena mirarla dos veces. Jul 12, Sonia rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s a 5 star rating for me.

Gallegos took his first trip into the Llanos of Apurecentral Venezuela at Easterin order to gather material for the book he was writing, [4] staying on a ranch near San Fernando de Apure.

Doña Bárbara | novel by Gallegos |

It is indeed a rollicking yarn, full of love, lust, jealousy, dancing, cattle rustling, chicanery, revenge, murder, sweeping landscapes, colourful birds, and manly men riding across the plains. Sooooo much llano vocabulary. View all 24 comments. It certainly wasn’t for me. Within a month of returning to Caracas the first pages of the resulting novel, La Coronelawere being printed. The shock when those powerful characters meet is the very heart of the story.


Jan 28, Mariana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 14, Marce Matamoros rated it really liked it.

Spain publication Venezuela subject and author. From all the books that I had to read in school and high school, definitely this one is my favorite of those.

It holds,side by side, beautiful life and hideous death. Una obra doha recomendable, pero eso si es mejor leerla cuando se tiene cierto trayecto recorrido en la literatura, porque es entendible que debido a su vocabulario extenso pueda asustar a los novatos.

Santos Luzardo meets his cousin Lorenzo Barquero and discovers that he was a victim of the femme fatale, who left him bankrupt and a daughter, Marisela, whom she abandoned and who became quickly a vagrant. This novel is considered a masterpiece of Venezuelan literature and a classic in Latin American literature.

Although you can see how it could be a part of a developing Venezuelan nationalism, because it is very much a novel about a place and a culture; the plains and the plainsmen who raise cattle there.

Retrieved from ” https: It is when Santos comes back to take Altimeira back that she fina Dona Barbara is a woman who has come to hate men for what they have done to her. This may read better in the original Spanish; I felt this English translation was clunky.