La vorágine () – José Eustasio Rivera. Sobre el autor y la obra. – José Eustasio Rivera. o Life: o Colombia. o Was a lawyer. Abstract. Este ensayo se distancia de las interpretaciones que presentan La vorágine de José Eustasio Rivera como novela de la tierra. La voragine/The Vortex: by Jose Eustasio Rivera at – ISBN – ISBN – Fonolibros De Colombia.

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He goes a bit crazy. Cova daydreams about future economic success and popularity amongst his old friends; he is obsessed with the thought of riches. Later, he almost kills an old man, but shows pity when he remembers his own father. He ended up getting lost in the woods, imprisoned in a cavern.

They make a plan for Cova and the men to get into the rubber working areas. Cova admires their rapid, poetic death and Franco is horrified and he and Cova quarrel. It was an economic boom that attracted wealth and encouraged growth, but had some devastating effects on the indigenous population due to unfair eustassio conditions.

Goes into the selva for 6 months, vorabine on wild yucca while looking for him. Defend it and kill the indios! More explanation of the abuses…workers harvest load of rubber and receive pennies and rigera to pay for exhorbitantly priced clothes.

Posted by X X at 9: Art expresses a desire to leave with Alicia from that place, that maldad. La Clarita offers to Art to flee together. This was a dream…. Art plans on tricking Barrera, who had made some deal with a neighbor to lend him some livestock to make it seem like they were doing business. The guard gives them information and food. They have some big party and Pipa is drugged.


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A woman named Clarita takes care of him for a while. Then, Art has a little spat with Griselda, and wants to kill Barrera. Man comes by, has terrible bites on his legs from leaches from working on the rubber trees. He then demands to see where the stolen rubber is.

General notes from the text. Brief snippets about their customs and behavior; some superstitious aspects to their beliefs.

They find them; Cova kills Barrera, and Alicia goes into labor and gives birth to a son. He finally learns that his son was killed by a falling tree. And what my hand has done to trees, it can also do to men. His daughter allowed herself to be dishonored, his wife died of grief, and his son ran away to the jungle. Art is going to let thm loose. Cova gets injured, and an old medicine man type dude helps him recover. When a missionary came to rid the indios of superstitions, he wanted to capture this [mythical?

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Someone tells the story of the indiecita Mapiripana, la sacerdotista de los silencios creation-myth-type story. He asks for news of Alicia — she and Griselda were separated. They catch up on the misfortunes that have brought them both to the jungle. Withered, aged, disillusioned, they have only one aspiration: Ends up with Eustasil.

He has come because Art is sick.

A man comes by the house with the saddle that had been robbed from Art in another town. Recalls his freespirited times and then, his easy enamoramiento de Alicia. Mentions all the local flora and fauna.


Cova goes after him a while later with a young mulatto servant Correa ; he wants to be a cowboy too! Begins with an apostrophe to the forest: His negative thoughts about being cauchero, how difficult things have been, and how little he has to show for it. Sobre el autor y la obra.

Another story about trying to serve petrol to the indios in a tivera bowl. Why torture myself if death is inevitable and hunger moves slower than my firearm?

They foragine totally forgotten; no on is chasing them. Art threatens him to tell him where he got it or else! Poor fantasies of those who know only domesticated retreats! They also weather a storm and lose their extra horses. In this way Rivera is able to describe the magic of these regions, with their rich biodiversity, and the lifestyle of the inhabitants. Alicia leaves Art and Don Rafa to chat while she takes care of their baby Rafael.

The visit of a official inspector who is completely manipulated by the rubber managers.

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Some suggested, secondary readings: Newer Post Older Post Home. He goes to where Barrera is, who promises to return the gold he stole joxe him.

As the book says: