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Una ráfaga de oro

Cubagua de Enrique Bernardo Núñez

Margara Russotto    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA    

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abstract

Cubagua, published in Paris in 1931 by the Venezuelan historian and writer Enrique Bernardo Núñez (Caracas, 1895-1964), is still well-known in his native country decades later, and today it is considered a canonical text. A novel of multiple identities – historical, meta-historical, colonial, postcolonial and postmodern –, its author writes and rewrites the history of that small island of the Venezuelan Caribbean, a centre for pearl exploitation during colonial times. The analysis of this novel explores some aspects of its aesthetic and cultural singularity, such as the fluctuating discourse between Myth and History, among others, in order to demonstrate its vibrant currency as a foundational text of Latin American culture.

Published
May 14, 2019
Accepted
Feb. 26, 2019
Submitted
Feb. 6, 2019
Language
ES
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-320-5
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-319-9
Copyright: © 2019 Margara Russotto. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.