The double condition of Manuel Zeno Gandía -as medical doctor and politician- joins the writer's to transform the drama in La Charca into a deep reflection upon the evils that still nowadays harm the Latin American societies in general and Puerto Rico in particular. La Charca (1894) is the best from a literary standpoint. Initiates in La Charca a narrative universe with archetypical characters that later on will reappear in successive works, sometimes under different names. Human society, degraded by its passions and hampered by colonial mentalities, first under Spain and later on under the US influence, constitutes the axis of Zeno Gandías's novels, in a narrative tone both naturalistic and cultivated. Tax included. Shipping will be made within 7-10 business days.
Year: 2013 | Pages: 343
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