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This English translation of "Canaima", first published in 1935, includes five essays of background and criticism. The book describes life in early-20th century Venezuela, a world of gold, diamonds and raw rubber, white foreigners and African slaves.
Hardcover, 299 pages
Published August 28th 1988 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published 1935)
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John Gurney
Canaima portrays aspiring "Macho Man" entrepreneur Marcos Vargas's struggles against caudillos in the jungle of the Orinoco basin. This prototypical novel of Venezuelan identity resonated: author Romulo Gallegos became the nation's first democratically-elected president in 1948. In an ironic echo of the Canaima protagonist's fight against the General Jose Ardavin, real world President Gallegos was deposed in a coup-de-tat nine months after taking office and exiled. Canaima was made into a movie ...more
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Este libro lo tuve que leer en bachillerato.. Sinceramente nunca me había pasado lo que me paso con este libro, no me gusto para nada, no me gustan los libros que tiene demasiado pensamientos y descripciones, se me hizo tediosa la lectura y a veces me perdía mucho por la manera en la que esta narrada la historia.. No me gusto es primera vez que le doy dos estrellas a un libro..
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Rómulo Gallegos Freire was a Venezuelan teacher, novelist and politician. For a period of some nine months during 1948, he was the first cleanly elected president in his country's history.

But it was not as a teacher nor a political leader that Gallegos was to achieve greatest fame.

He was best known for his forceful novels that dramatize the overpowering natural aspects of the Venezuelan Llanos (g
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