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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Widely acknowledged as the first Chilean novel, Martin Rivas by Alberto Blest Gana is at once a passionate love story and an optimistic representation of Chilean nationhood. Written shortly after a decade of civil conflict, it is an indispensable source for understanding politics and society in nineteenth-century Chile.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Widely acknowledged as the first Chilean novel, Martin Rivas by Alberto Blest Gana is at once a passionate love story and an optimistic representation of Chilean nationhood. Written shortly after a decade of civil conflict, it is an indispensable source for understanding politics and society in nineteenth-century Chile.

The hero of the story is Martin Rivas, an impoverished but ambitious youngster from the northern mining region of Chile, who is entrusted by his late father to the household of a wealthy and influential member of the Santiago elite. While living there, he falls in love with his guardian's daughter.

The tale of their tortuous but ultimately successful love affair represents the author's desire for reconciliation between Chile's antagonistic regional and class interests.

Indeed, many critics have interpreted Martin Rivas as a blueprint for national unity that emphasizes consensus over conflict. In addition to providing commentary about the mores of Chilean society, Blest Gana documents the enormous gap that existed between the rich and poor classes.

An invaluable text for its portrayal of contemporary social, political, and class conditions, Martin Rivas illustrates the enriching influence that romanticism had on nineteenth-century Chilean literature. Read more Read less. Review "Blest Gana's work, well known to Chilieans, is presented for the first time in English No customer reviews. How does Amazon calculate star ratings? The machine learned model takes into account factors including: the age of a review, helpfulness votes by customers and whether the reviews are from verified purchases.

Review this product Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. Martin Rivas, the book. It is a good book. It maybe challenging to get the full social and political environment in which it is set for the english reader.

A soup opera was produced in Chile based on Martin Rivas, with the same name. Separating one from the other, the soup opera, done professionally and with stupendous actors and actresses, just went too far from the reality of the book.

Parts of the scenes simply stupid. But the book is good, entertaining, easy to read. Alberto Blest Gana reminds me of Mark Twain; a happily married man who loved his country and wrote of things he knew something about. Martin Rivas reminds me of "The Virginian" by Owen Wister, an unpolished precious gem of a man in love with a proud Miss who thinks that she is all that, seasoned well with other characters and events of their time.

If I were writing an Introduction to this book which is to be read in English, I would'nt compare the author to other Latin American authors. Readers who speak Spanish and who would be familiar with the other Latin American authors would read Blest Gana in Spanish, not English. I always read Shakespeare in English; the Bard is appreciated best in his own tongue. Alberto Blest Gana may not have been a literary genius. He was a poet, a soldier, an engineer, an Ambassador, a long and happily married man.

He served his country well, and most of his life. He wrote of things he knew about: life, love, the politics of his time, in Europe where he lived and where his near ancestors were from; his Father was Irish, his mother's parents came from Spain, and Chile where he was born, lived, and married.

The country he knew and loved and served. He was born 20 years after Chile declared independence, 12 years after winning independence from Spain. I opine that even if he were the worst writer in the world which he wasn't , it would be of interest to read what he had to write fiction or non fiction based on his life alone.

Jaime Concha writes the Introduction for this edition. He bladders on translating what others have written about the life of Blest Gana, no problem. If a man like Concha dares to compare Blest Gana with Sarmiento, Marti, Isaacs, and Palma, I'd say Concha has read their works, I'd say he can translate fairly well at least the names of some of their books. The most common meaning of calavera is "skull", it can also be translated as "rogue", "rake", "libertine".

The Rogue's name in the novel is Abelardo Manrique. He has an ideal, a dream, a chimera, whatever you want to translate as ideal.

His ideal is to be loved without conditions, as Abelard was loved by Eloise. Mr Concha, if I were a Spanish teacher instead of a geek and you were a first year student instead of a writer of this Introduction, I'd give you "D", I would be this generous because you showed up and you translated "calavera".

This is the book about romanticism, deep class separation, politics and honesty in the Chile of , The hero shows all the points of his flawless character in the context of a full ethics approach to relationships, It will make an spectacular gift for teens and persons of teen heart because it included a passionate love story with optimistic message for all. Additionally the political events that form part of the novel are real, and will provide a deep knowledge of political forces in a just-born Country.

I read it when I was teen, I reread for my fifty birthday, always with watery of eyes La literatura chilena es excelente, recuerdo este libro con nostalgia Go to Amazon. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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The Library of Latin America series makes available in translation major nineteenth-century authors whose work has been neglected in the English-speaking world. The late Antonio Cornejo Polar of the University of California, Berkeley, was also one of the founding members of the committee. The translations have been funded thanks to the generosity of the Lampadia Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. During the period of national formation between and into the early years of the twentieth century, the new nations of Latin America fashioned their identities, drew up constitutions, engaged in bitter struggles over territory, and debated questions of education, government, ethnicity, and culture. This was a unique period.

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Martin Rivas is an novel by Alberto Blest Gana — , and is widely acknowledged as the first Chilean novel. The social realist novel is at once a passionate love story and an optimistic representation of Chilean nationhood. Written shortly after a decade of civil conflict , this national epic is an indispensable source for understanding politics and society in nineteenth-century Chile. The hero of the story is Martin Rivas, an impoverished but intelligent, ambitious young man from the northern mining region of Chile, who is entrusted by his late father, a gold rush speculator , to the household of a wealthy and influential member of the Santiago elite. While living there, Martin Rivas falls in love with his guardian's haughty daughter Leonore. The tale of their tortuous but ultimately successful love affair represents the author's desire for reconciliation between Chile's antagonistic regional and class interests.

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