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MARTIN RIVAS

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

This intermittently tedious but eventually rewarding fiction—the first full-length novel published (in 1862) by its Chilean author, a would-be Balzac—portrays in workmanlike depth the —education— of its eponymous hero as he is born in the impoverished north, raised by a wealthy Santiago family, and matured by his involvement in revolutionary politics. Blest Gana's extended contrasts between ... Read full review

Martin Rivas: a novel

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A Chilean statesman, mathematician, and writer, Blest Gana (1830-1920) founded the Latin American documentary social novel and dashed off impressive prose works that mined the strata of Santiago ... Read full review


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