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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The language was beautiful! She is a landlady, powerful, rich and ruthless.

Libro Doña Bárbara – Rómulo Gallegos: reseñas, resumen y comentarios

Santos Luzardo returns to the plains of Venezuela to recover land that has been taken by the main character: I was more attracted by the fact that it has been made into a movie twice and a telenovela three times. Gallegos later made further changes, until the author was finally satisfied with his work in Mar 13, Albani Guillen rated it it was ok Shelves: Jul 17, – Fey – Es rated it it was amazing Shelves: This may read better in the original Spanish; I felt this English translation was clunky.

Tal vez algun dia. The shock when those powerful characters meet is the very heart of the story. No trivia or quizzes yet. Me encanta el naturalismo. Barbara’s horrific experience as a young woman shaped her personality and her attitude towards men in a way that turned her into a vengeful and dangerous woman with supposed magic powers.

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.


Lorenzo lives in poverty in a miserable house consumed by his own constant drunkenness. But that title here denotes also the respect and fear that everybody, specially the men, have for her. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Dona Barbara

I would not be able to deal. I am not sure how much would be lost in translation if this novel is read in English, but in Spanish this is one of the best novels written in South America.

Soto rated it it was amazing. Releyendo este glorioso libro.

Doña Bárbara – Wikipedia

Tal vez porque he digerido obras peores. His rule galegos wealth from oil discovered in the early twentieth century, and gallegoe used it to develop modern infrastructure and end the era of caudillismofully and completely uniting the country for the first time. El autor no toma partido por ninguno de los dos extremos del conflicto, sino que los integra. It’s a 5 star rating for me. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Una obra muy recomendable, pero eso si es mejor leerla cuando se tiene cierto trayecto recorrido en la literatura, porque es entendible abrbara debido a su vocabulario extenso pueda asustar a los novatos.

Also, it’s the only book that I had to read in high school as homework that appears in the “Favorites” virtual shelf that as I commented in other review of books in that shelf, I decided to limit that shelf to only 10 books.

I don’t always appreciate a lot of description of the setting, but in this case, it definitely enhanced the reading experience. Jan 25, Richard rated it really liked it. It establishes a psychological study of the people of the Venezuelan plains: Archived from the original on By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Doña Bárbara

She learns the arts of plants from the native Indians in her country and using superstitions she takes control and becomes a prosperous rancher. This review is bilingual. The Plain frightensbut the fear which the Plain inspires is not terror which chills the heart; it is hot, like the fever lying in the marshes”. Apr 05, Junior rated it it was amazing. It’d make a fun Netflix series though!

Oct 14, Marce Matamoros rated it really liked it. De todos los libros que tuve que leer en la escuela y el colegio, definitivamente romklo es mi favorito.

This page was last edited on 5 Decemberat It is, of course, my book from Venezuela for the Read The World challenge. Por ello, la fona debe aceptar el orden y la ley, mientras que la ciudad debe gallevos con los rasgos propios de la vida rural. Views Read Edit View history. Dona Barbara is a woman who has come to hate men for what they have done to her. But it was not as a teacher nor a political leader that Gallegos was to achieve greatest fame.