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The Resource Doña Barbara, by Rómulo Gallegos ; translated by Robert Malloy ; with a new foreword by Larry McMurtry

Doña Barbara, by Rómulo Gallegos ; translated by Robert Malloy ; with a new foreword by Larry McMurtry

Label
Doña Barbara
Title
Doña Barbara
Statement of responsibility
by Rómulo Gallegos ; translated by Robert Malloy ; with a new foreword by Larry McMurtry
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • Dona Barbara tells the tale of an epic struggle between two cousins for a cast estate and ranch in the Venezuelan llano, or prairie ... Published in 1929 and all but forgotten by Anglophone readers, Dona Barbara is one of the first examples of magical realism, laying the groundwork for later authors such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa
  • In Venezuela, Doña Barbara is a beautiful and mysterious woman with a ferocious power over men-- it's even rumored she's a witch. She owns a ranch, the Altimara, but must struggle constantly to keep it. When her cousin Santos Luzardo returns to the plains in order to reclaim his land and cattle, he reluctantly faces off against Doña Barbara, and their battle becomes simultaneously one of violence and seduction
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Summary
Following the epic struggle between two cousins for an estate in Venezuela, the novel examines the conflict between town and country, violence and intellect, male and female. Dona Barbara is a beautiful and mysterious woman, rumored to be a witch. When her cousin Santos Luzardo returns to the plains in order to reclaim his land and cattle, he reluctantly faces off against Dona Barbara, and their battle becomes simultaneously one of violence and seduction
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Great American Read, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10666965
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1884-1969
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gallegos, Rómulo
Dewey number
863/.62
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ8549.G24
LC item number
D613 2012
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
PQ8549.G24
NLM item number
D613 2012
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Malloy, Robert
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Matriarchy
  • Landowners
  • Upper class families
  • Families
  • Women
  • Farmers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Venezuela
  • Families
  • Farmers
  • Landowners
  • Matriarchy
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Social conditions
  • Upper class families
  • Women
  • Venezuela
Target audience
adult
Label
Doña Barbara, by Rómulo Gallegos ; translated by Robert Malloy ; with a new foreword by Larry McMurtry
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Spanish in 1929 by Editorial Araluce, Barcelona
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Who is with us? ; The descendant of the Cunavichero ; The orgress ; A thousand different paths ; The lance-head in the wall ; The memory of Hasdrubal ; The tawny bull ; The horse-breaking ; The sphinx of the savannah ; The spectre of La Barquereña ; The sleeping beauty ; The day will come ; Señor Danger -- Part II. An unusual event ; The trainers ; The furies ; The rodeo ; Mutations ; The Terror of the Bramador ; Wild honey ; The phoenix ; The dance ; A passion without a name ; Imaginary solutions ; Song and story ; The evil-eye and her shadow -- Part III. The terror of the savannahs ; The whirlwinds ; Ño pernalete ; The cross roads ; Man's hour ; The ineffable discovery ; Inscrutable designs ; Amusement for Señor Danger ; Withdrawal ; Light in the cave ; Dotting the e's ; Daughter of the rivers ; The gleam of a star ; Many horizons, many paths
Control code
ocn742017593
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
University of Chicago Press edition.
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9780226279206
Lccn
2011029353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)742017593
Label
Doña Barbara, by Rómulo Gallegos ; translated by Robert Malloy ; with a new foreword by Larry McMurtry
Publication
Note
Originally published in Spanish in 1929 by Editorial Araluce, Barcelona
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Who is with us? ; The descendant of the Cunavichero ; The orgress ; A thousand different paths ; The lance-head in the wall ; The memory of Hasdrubal ; The tawny bull ; The horse-breaking ; The sphinx of the savannah ; The spectre of La Barquereña ; The sleeping beauty ; The day will come ; Señor Danger -- Part II. An unusual event ; The trainers ; The furies ; The rodeo ; Mutations ; The Terror of the Bramador ; Wild honey ; The phoenix ; The dance ; A passion without a name ; Imaginary solutions ; Song and story ; The evil-eye and her shadow -- Part III. The terror of the savannahs ; The whirlwinds ; Ño pernalete ; The cross roads ; Man's hour ; The ineffable discovery ; Inscrutable designs ; Amusement for Señor Danger ; Withdrawal ; Light in the cave ; Dotting the e's ; Daughter of the rivers ; The gleam of a star ; Many horizons, many paths
Control code
ocn742017593
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
University of Chicago Press edition.
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9780226279206
Lccn
2011029353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)742017593

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