About the author: Born in the Dominican Republic, Johnny Webster received his PhD in Latin American Literature from Albany University. Since 1995 he has been an Assistant Professor in the Spanish Department of Wellesley College, Massachusetts. He has published articles on Gabriela Mistral and Estupiñán Bass in such journals as Revista del Insituto de Letras de la Pontífica Universidad Católica de Chile and Afro-Hispanic Review.2001 0-7734-7324-6
This study presents a critique of the culture of violence in Arturo Uslar Pietri’s novels: Las lanzas coloradas and El camino de El Dorado. Drawing from cultural theories expounded principally by Spivak, Eagleton, William, Jameson, Massumi, and Marcos, it demonstrates that the expression of violence in Uslar Pietri’s fiction reveals multiple axes of exploitation of subject people (women, Indians and blacks) in colonial Venezuela and in the Latin American continent at large. In Spanish.