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Doña Barbara by Rómulo Gallegos

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Translated from Spanish by Robert Malloy

Doña Barbara tells the tale of an epic struggle between two cousins for a vast estate and ranch in the Venezuelan llano, or prairie. Doña Barbara, a mysteriously and powerfully beautiful woman, is consumed with hatred for all men. When her cousin Santos Luzardo, bred on the plains but educated in the city, returns to reclaim his land and cattle, their battle becomes one of violence, magic, and seduction. Rómulo Gallegos's vivid prose brings the world of Doña Barbara to life, and blends fantasy, adventure, and romance.

Published in 1929 and all but forgotten by Anglophone readers, Doña Barbara is one of the first examples of magical realism, laying the groundwork for lather authors such as Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa.

Paperback, Trade

Condition: Like New

Publisher: University of Chicago, 2012

ISBN 13: 9780226279206