Nataniel Aguirre. · Rating details · 38 ratings · 6 reviews. Long considered a classic in Bolivia, Juan de la Rosa tells the story of a young boy’s coming of age. Long considered a classic in Bolivia, Juan de la Rosa tells the story of a young boy’s coming of age during the violent and tumultuous years of. Oxford’s Library of Latin America now offers the first English translation of an bildungsroman by a prominent Bolivian statesman.
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Indeed, in this novel, Juan’s search for his personal identity functions as an allegory of Bolivia’s search for its identity as a nation. Set in the early s, this novel is narrated by one of Long considered a classic in Bolivia, Juan de la Rosa tells the story of a young boy’s coming of age during the violent and tumultuous years of Bolivia’s struggle for independence. Set in the early s, this novel is narrated by one of the last surviving Bolivian rebels, octogenarian Juan de la Rosa.
Juan recreates his childhood in the rebellious town of Cochabamba, and with it a large cast of full-bodied, Dickensian characters both heroic and malevolent, from Juan’s wise and self-sacrificing tutor, Brother Justo, to the ruthless colonial general Goyeneche.
The larger cultural dislocations brought about by Bolivia’s political upheaval are echoed in those experienced by Juan, whose mother’s untimely death sets off a chain of unpredictable events that propel him into natanisl fiery crucible of the South American Independence Movement. Outraged by Juan’s outspokenness against Spanish rule and his awakening political consciousness, his loyalist guardians banish him to the countryside, where he witnesses firsthand the Spaniards’ violent repression and lw valiant resistance that crystallize both his personal destiny and that of his country.
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Jan 03, Howard rated it liked it Shelves: This is the definitive novel of the of the Bolivian upper Peru struggle for independence and was written in It is in the form of a retrospective memoir of a boy born around the turn of the century; although his teacher father Justo and Dona Theresa get to have their reported speech tales of later events too.
The narrator is an orphan foundling looked after within a criollo royalist sympathetic family. We get the view of the indigenous people and mulattos experiencing the bad si This is the definitive novel of the of the Bolivian upper Peru struggle for independence and was written in The pivotal events mainly centre on the ruthless revolutionary suppressor Goyeneche in Huaqui.
This is a different sort of Latin American novel and the detailed memoir style with the deeper insight into that particular revolutionary world makes this a worthy read indeed.
The edition that I read many years ago, while I still lived in my native country of Bolivia is: Los Tiempos, Los Amigos del Libro. Unfortunately, I do not find this exact edition here in Goodreads.
I will read it. Nov 04, Jessie rated it did not like it.
I’m hoping this was just a bad translation. I could not get past the first pages. Aunque es algo lento, tiene mucho valor como iniciador del civismo. Apr 18, Marie rated it liked it Shelves: Bolivia The most tender exquisite relationship between mother and son expressed in literature. This is how they learn to think; that this is how they begin to seriously see life, where so many bitter trails and difficult battles await them.
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