Gallegos Written

February 10th, 2014
by Richard

Past April 5 met 38 years of the death of Romulo Gallegos, probably the most important feather in Venezuelan literature, a man of his time, which in addition to its outstanding height as a writer was able to be present as a pedagogue and politician. Likely is, despite everything, that many Venezuelans are missed the date and perhaps if it had not been reviewed by the press and other media of communication many would have not fallen on account of the anniversary and would have consumed his time in Revelry that has become the Holy week in any beach in the vast Venezuelan coast without devoting even a thought and untapped timidly mention detail the historical data in the midst of the hustle and bustle, the sand and the tremendous noise of 29 reagetones sounding at the same time in 10 square metres of sand not be noticed note that in almost all of the written work of Romulo Gallegos also speaks of them as the recurring theme in his writings was the struggle between civilization and barbarism. Having written most of his work at the beginning of the 20th century always placed this fight in remote places of our national geography, in which this dichotomy is not only more natural but more radical. This is evident in his works more illustrious: Dona Barbara, Cantaclaro and Canaima, all written before the coup that forced him into exile in 1948 and that the thread of the plot is the contrast between civilized, always incarnated by the character of the city, with studies, intellectual, moral and philosophical tools that allow you to perceive an orderly world, or at least sortable, clear and manageable, the seed of the development in the willingness to unyielding character bring civilization and of progress in these rugged areas and little ideas developed on the other hand the characters representatives of barbarism, that using their natural violence, ignorance, superstition tools a barrier often present, seemingly impassable to the intentions of civilization as thought it Gallegos; linked both aspects opposites through shared human emotions as ambition, love, jealousy, honor Venezuela recent history is linked to the figure of Romulo Gallegos, who, like many of his contemporaries, was able to unravel political and social truths and translate them not only in his writings but also in their acts, for this reason is that, for examplewas voluntarily exiled to circumvent the offer of the post of Senator who did Juan Vicente Gomez, fearsome dictator Venezuelan of early 20th century, representing millimeter everything barbaric could conceptualize Gallegos, for this reason also, a few years later, he joined his pen, his figure and his willingness to militant political activity being one of the founders of the action party democratic at the time in that the party represented the hope of many Venezuelans for definitely leave the barbarism of dictatorship and the guerrillas and once entering the power of democratic Governments and social peace.

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