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A historical reality that even in these terms resulted in almost daily in-depth knowledge and first hand was exposed and reflected in his novel "Burial" first published in 1976. With a self-confessed classical training, because as he himself explains in the interview Arraiz underwent Lucca ("Setting Accounts, Ares Collection, The Books of El Nacional, 2001) their formal academic training before their entry into the Central University of Venezuela in 1923 where he studied political science, was very poor and were life experiences, his numerous travels and insatiable curiosity which combined to structure their training, an incredible vastness as evident in the readings of his novels, short stories and essays, or through a long series of television programs "Human Values" or very long relationship with the readers of his column "Blackboard" in the Daily National for a time was director. The paragraph that begins this article was based, as I said, from the novel "The Red Spears, Uslar first novel, published in 1931 and immediately hailed as" the best novel of the month "and was written as the author, in three months, having been originally conceived as screenplay, maybe that's why they are so vivid descriptions and so dramatically compelling "images" narratives. At the time of publication of this great novel and Uslar Pietri had excelled as a storyteller tales and short stories published in many magazines, an important selection of these early stories was collected in the book "Barabbas and other stories" in 1928, and this first vehicle of literary expression was one of the great passions of Uslar and continued to produce short stories (between 70 and 80 according to their own accounts) that would be integrated into later collections such as "Red" in 1936, "Thirty Men and Shadows" in 1949 and "Steps and Passenger" in 1966.

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