First published in 1933 and long unavailable, this second printing of a well-known Argentine romantic novel is doubtlessly long overdue. It not only tells “the life, passion, and death” of a gaucho who lived in the second half of the nineteenth century, but it also reflects the condition of rural society at that time. Supposedly the work of an old gaucho whom Lynch had known in his youth—a manuscript in which Lynch claimed only “el título, la ordenación y el cambio de algunos vocables”—the telling has the attraction of the naïveté appropriate to such authorship or to the adoption of such a device for the portrayal of rural life.
Book Review| May 01 1963
El romance de un gaucho
El romance de un gaucho. By Lynch, Benito.
Editorial Guillermo Kraft.
América en la Novela. Pp.
Hispanic American Historical Review (1963) 43 (2): 336.
Madaline W. Nichols; El romance de un gaucho. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 May 1963; 43 (2): 336. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-43.2.336
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