Bewitched Lands

Costa Du Rels, Adolfo

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New York. 1945. Knopf. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 30. 204 pages. hardcover. Cover: Carlos Merida. keywords:. inventory # 2393. FROM THE PUBLISHER - BEWITCHED LANDS is a novel of conflicting passions and loyalties, a fascinating tale of long-latent - and at last overt-violence on a feudal hacienda deep in the lush, uncharted Chaco region of Bolivia. The principal characters of this unusual and sophisticated story are: Don Pedro Vidal, aging and absolute master of the vast isolated Hacienda El Mataral; Doña Maria de Vidal, his pretty, pathetic, and unhappy young wife; Carlos Vidal, Don Pedro’s son by a former wife, dead under mysterious circumstances; Mr. Treweek, a very English petroleum prospector - and the sympathetic narrator. Carlos Vidal, educated at military school in France, has been paroled in his father’s custody after participating in an abortive revolt against his country’s dictator. He is in rebellion against the medieval social ideas dominating his native land and summed up in his own father. The arrival of Mr. Treweek and his companion, in search of the petroleum whose existence Don Pedro wishes to deny, galvanizes Carlos into emotions, thoughts, and at last actions that lead inevitably to a series of violent crises. In the fabric of this brilliantly colored novel, Carlos’s love for his stepmother is but one thread. ADOLFO COSTA DE RELS, distinguished Bolivian writer and diplomat, was born of French-Bolivian ancestry in 1891 in Sucre, Bolivia. Sent at an early age to be educated in France, he went to Fesch College in Ajaccio (Corsica) and then to the University of Paris and the Sorbonne, where he studied law and political science. Returning to Bolivia, he tried his hand in his early twenties at a variety of occupations - commissioner, cacao salesman, banker, lawyer, mining engineer. In 1914 with a group of British engineers he spent long weeks in the brush prospecting petroleum fields. In 1918 he entered the diplomatic service and shortly after was appointed Secretary of the Bolivian Legation in Chile. Still later he was sent to Paris by his government. There he renewed his studies and traveled extensively throughout Europe. In 1929 he was chosen to represent Bolivia in the League of nations; from 19321 to 1935, with Bolivia involved in the Chaco War, he acted as Minister Pleni-potentiary; and in 1939 he was elected President of the League of nations Council. Appointed Bolivian Ambassador to Argentina, he left France in 1941 after a residence of seventeen years. He resigned his post in 1944, and devoted himselg entirely to his writing. Costa de Rels is one of South American’s most popular authors. In 1914, he was awarded the Prix Femina and in 1941 a Prix de l’Academie Francaise. (originally published in French under the title: Terres Embrasees, and later rewritten in Spanish). Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Bewitched Lands
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: 1945
Binding: hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket
Edition: 1st Edition.

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Book Description Knopf, 1945. hardcover. 1st edition. New York. 1945. . Knopf. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Chipped Dustjacket . ISBN:. Translated from the Spanish by Stuart Edgar Grummon. 204 pages. hardcover. . Cover: Carlos Merida. FROM THE PUBLISHER - BEWITCHED LANDS is a novel of conflicting passions and loyalties, a fascinating tale of long-latent - and at last overt-violence on a feudal hacienda deep in the lush, uncharted Chaco region of Bolivia. The principal characters of this unusual and sophisticated story are: Don Pedro Vidal, aging and absolute master of the vast isolated Hacienda El Mataral; Doña Maria de Vidal, his pretty, pathetic, and unhappy young wife; Carlos Vidal, Don Pedro’s son by a former wife, dead under mysterious circumstances; Mr. Treweek, a very English petroleum prospector - and the sympathetic narrator. Carlos Vidal, educated at military school in France, has been paroled in his father’s custody after participating in an abortive revolt against his country’s dictator. He is in rebellion against the medieval social ideas dominating his native land and summed up in his own father. The arrival of Mr. Treweek and his companion, in search of the petroleum whose existence Don Pedro wishes to deny, galvanizes Carlos into emotions, thoughts, and at last actions that lead inevitably to a series of violent crises. In the fabric of this brilliantly colored novel, Carlos’s love for his stepmother is but one thread. . ADOLFO COSTA DE RELS, distinguished Bolivian writer and diplomat, was born of French-Bolivian ancestry in 1891 in Sucre, Bolivia. Sent at an early age to be educated in France, he went to Fesch College in Ajaccio (Corsica) and then to the University of Paris and the Sorbonne, where he studied law and political science. Returning to Bolivia, he tried his hand in his early twenties at a variety of occupations - commissioner, cacao salesman, banker, lawyer, mining engineer. In 1914 with a group of British engineers he spent long weeks in the brush prospecting petroleum fields. In 1918 he entered the diplomatic service and shortly after was appointed Secretary of the Bolivian Legation in Chile. Still later he was sent to Paris by his government. There he renewed his studies and traveled extensively throughout Europe. In 1929 he was chosen to represent Bolivia in the League of nations; from 19321 to 1935, with Bolivia involved in the Chaco War, he acted as Minister Pleni-potentiary; and in 1939 he was elected President of the League of nations Council. Appointed Bolivian Ambassador to Argentina, he left France in 1941 after a residence of seventeen years. He resigned his post in 1944, and devoted himselg entirely to his writing. Costa de Rels is one of South American’s most popular authors. In 1914, he was awarded the Prix Femina and in 1941 a Prix de l’Academie Francaise. . (originally published in French under the title: Terres Embrasees, and later rewritten in Spanish). Adolfo Costa du Rels (or Adolfo Costa du Reís) (1891–1980) was a Bolivian writer and diplomat who became the last President of the Council of the League of Nations. He was the author of many plays, novels and other writings, mostly in French, and received several literary awards. Adolfo Costa du Rels was born in Sucre in 1891. His father was a French engineer from Corsica; his mother, Amelia du Reís y Medeiros, was Bolivian. The family returned to Corsica when he was eight years old. At the age of ten, he was sent to the Fesch college in Ajaccio, Corsica. Later he studied at the University of Aix-en-Provence, and then studied literature and law at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Writing in Spanish, in his 1941 essay El drama del escritor bilingüe [The drama of the bilingual writer] Costa du Rels described the ‘linguistic trauma’ that resulted from being a native Spanish-speaker educated in French. Costa du Rels returned to Bolivia in 1912. Oil had been discovered in the Bolivian Oriente, and prospecting and speculation were at their height. A member of the Sucre elite, he obt. Seller Inventory # z16417

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