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Cumboto Ramon Diaz Sanchez Pdf D

Cumboto Ramon Diaz Sanchez Pdf D

Cumboto is a novel by Venezuelan writer Ramón Díaz Sánchez, published in 1947. It won the National Literature Prize in Venezuela and the William Faulkner Foundation Award as the most notable novel published in Ibero America between 1945 and 1962.

The novel is set in the early decades of the 20th century on a coconut plantation in Venezuela, where a white landowner, Don Federico, lives in isolation and apathy, surrounded by black descendants of African slaves who work on the plantation. His only friend is his black servant, Natividad, who tries to awaken him to the life and beauty of the earth. Don Federico falls in love with a black girl, Eduvige, but their relationship is condemned by both races. Twenty years later, their son, Zeus, appears and confronts his father's world.

Cumboto Ramon Diaz Sanchez Pdf D

The novel explores the themes of race, class, culture, identity, and human nature. It portrays a complex and turbulent society where black and white are not enemies but complementary aspects of humanity. The novel is influenced by the style and themes of William Faulkner, especially his use of multiple narrators, stream of consciousness, and symbolism.

The novel is available in PDF format [here]. It has been translated into English by John Upton and published by the University of Texas Press in 1969. You can also read a review of the novel by John S. Brushwood [here].

I hope you enjoy reading this novel. It is one of the most important works of Venezuelan literature and a masterpiece of Latin American fiction.


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