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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Sobre el autor y la obra. Some suggested, secondary readings: It was an economic boom that attracted wealth and encouraged growth, but had some devastating effects on the indigenous population due to unfair working conditions. The interest in the lower class is contextualized in a regional setting. In this way Rivera is able to describe the magic of these regions, with their rich biodiversity, and the lifestyle of the inhabitants.

However, one of the main objectives of the novel is to reveal the appalling conditions under which workers in the rubber eusgasio toil. As the book says: What Franco says Chapter 7. General notes from the text. Cova daydreams about future economic success and popularity amongst his old friends; he is obsessed with the thought of riches.

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He goes a bit crazy. Cova gets injured, and an old medicine man type dude helps him recover. Cova goes after him a while later with a young mulatto servant Correa ; he wants to be a cowboy too! During the journey they run into some judge who is apparently looking for Cova; they lie and send him the wrong direction.

They also weather a storm and lose their extra horses. Franco voraginne and burns his own house down in anger.

They continue traveling with Pipa the cattle thief and Correa the mulatto, and head towards the jungle, going by way of a river. He lived many years with Indians.

Brief snippets about their customs and behavior; some superstitious aspects to their beliefs. They have some big party and Pipa is drugged. Cova admires their rapid, poetic death and Franco is horrified and he and Cova quarrel.

The guard gives them information eustwsio food. They make a plan for Cova and the men to get into the rubber working areas. His daughter allowed herself to be dishonored, his wife died of grief, and his son ran away to the jungle.

He has spent several years in the jungle seeking his lost son. His work with a French scientist in the jungle, who tried to expose the injustices and then disappeared.


The visit of a official inspector who is completely manipulated by the riverx managers. 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. Sense that trees are alive. Where are those butterflies like translucent flowers, the magic birds, the singing streams? Poor fantasies of those who know only domesticated retreats! There, they meet La Madona, a female rubber manager. They catch up on the misfortunes that have brought them both to the jungle.

He and the other men will stay on at the settlement as rubber workers, counting on Clemente and Correa sending to free them later. Withered, aged, disillusioned, they have only one aspiration: Cova manipulates La Fivera to get info voragind have the upper hand.

He asks for news of Alicia — she and Griselda were separated. He then demands to see where the stolen rubber is. He gets on the barge with Griselda, Cova, Franco, and Mesa, and they kill him. They find them; Cova kills Barrera, and Alicia goes into labor and gives birth to a son.

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La novela se divide en tres partes marcadas por tres escenarios distintos y claros puntos de giro. Recalls his freespirited times and then, his easy enamoramiento de Alicia. Originally, she was supposed to marry an old terrateniente, though she had wanted to marry a cousin of hers. Ends up with Euztasio. Defend it and kill the indios!

This was a dream…. Alicia leaves Art and Don Rafa to chat while she takes care of their baby Rafael. A man comes by the house with the saddle that had been robbed from Art in another town. Art threatens him to tell him where he got it or else! Then, Art has a little spat with Griselda, and wants to kill Barrera. Art expresses a desire to leave with Alicia from that place, that maldad. He goes to where Barrera is, who promises to return the gold he stole from him.

He has come because Art is sick. A woman named Clarita takes care of him for a while. Barrera writes Cova a letter, apologizing to him for acting a fool while drunk. Art plans on tricking Barrera, who had made some deal with a neighbor to l him some livestock to make it seem like they were doing business.

Art is going to let thm loose. In the process, several animals ie of course. La Clarita offers to Art to flee together. Harsh reality of life in the middle of eusyasio.


They almost run into some indios! No rest, no rumbo, no abrigo…. Some descriptions of cowboy work. One man dies in a bad cow-nfrontation.

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Then, Alicia is gone! Begins with an apostrophe to the forest: They feel totally forgotten; no on is chasing ojse. Mentions all the local flora and fauna. Mentions the psychotropic plants. The solitude creeps in; Art has suicidal eustazio. Why torture myself if death is inevitable and hunger moves slower than my firearm?

Mentions the threats in the forest-tigers that linger nearby, etc. Someone tells the story of the indiecita Mapiripana, la sacerdotista de los silencios creation-myth-type riera.

When a missionary came to rid the indios of superstitions, he wanted to capture this [mythical? He ended up getting lost in the woods, imprisoned in a cavern.

He ends up mating with this woman who gives birth to a vampire and a lechuza. Anyway, man dies…sees a blue butterfly, which is the last sight of people who die of fever in these areas. Let them die and envy their death! Come with me if you want, but death is certain. Later, he almost kills an old man, but shows pity when he remembers his own father. Man comes by, has terrible bites on his legs from leaches from working on the rubber trees.

Explaining the workings of the rubber plants: Don Clemente tells a sad story of his wife and child. Another story about trying to serve petrol to the indios in a punch bowl. Then, another man goes looking for his son, who was sold off at some point. Goes into the selva for 6 months, living on wild yucca while looking for him. More explanation of the abuses…workers harvest load of rubber and receive pennies and have to pay for exhorbitantly priced clothes.

They are just creating a system of inequality. His negative thoughts about being cauchero, how difficult things have been, and how little he has to show for it. They get ribera and being lost means being closer to death. Somehow, they get saved, each attributing it to their own prayers…. Posted by X X at 9: Newer Post Older Post Home.