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Book Title: La Vorágine|
Date of issue: 2012
ISBN 13: 9789584233165
The author of the book: José Eustasio Rivera
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 38.44 MB
Read full description of the books La Vorágine:La Vorágine es la única novela que publicó el escritor colombiano José Eustasio Rivera, y su obra más famosa. Salió a la luz el 25 de noviembre de 1924 y es considerada un clásico de la literatura colombiana.
La novela narra las peripecias del poeta Arturo Cova y su amante Alicia, historia de pasión y venganza enmarcada en los llanos y la selva amazónica a donde los dos amantes huyen de la sociedad, y que expone a lo largo de su trama las duras condiciones de vida de los colonos e indígenas esclavizados durante la fiebre del caucho.
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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