by Romulo Gallegos, Robert Malloy and Larry McMurtry
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Venezuelan author Romulo Gallegos (1884-1969), circa 1950.
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April 11, 2013 Although Venezuela has a rich literary culture, its writers remain largely unknown outside of the country. Marcela Valdes traces the intersection of literature and politics in the large Caribbean nation, showing the forces that have kept Venezuelan writers from getting the praise they deserve.
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