Isaacs, Jorge

Isaacs, Jorge

(hôr`hā ē`säks), 1837–95, Colombian novelist. The son of a prosperous Englishman and a creole, Isaacs witnessed the ruin and premature death of his parents and the despoilment of his estate by civil war. He fled to Bogotá, where he won critical acclaim with a book of poems (Poesiás, 1864). His masterpiece, María (1867, tr. 1890), a melancholy romantic novel, won immediate success and was widely imitated. His finely drawn characters and colorful accounts of local customs are complemented by a masterful picture of the landscape of the Cauca valley. Isaacs was named consul to Chile and occupied several government posts, but died in poverty.
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31) Isaacs, Jorge, Maria, edicion de Panamericana Editorial, p.
53) Isaacs, Jorge, Estudio sobre las tribus indigenas del Magdalena, Bogota: Biblioteca Popular de Cultura Colombiana, 1951, p.
Descriptores: Literatura colombiana; Novela colombiana; Literatura del siglo XIX; Isaacs, Jorge.
Descriptores: Literatura colombiana; Literatura del siglo XIX; Isaacs, Jorge.
Isaacs, Jorge, Maria, Caracas, Biblioteca Ayacucho, 1988.
9) Isaacs, Jorge, Maria, Edicion critica a cargo de Maria Teresa Cristina, Bogota: Edicion Universidad Externado de Colombia y Universidad del Valle, 2005.
Isaacs, Jorge, Maria, Edicion del Centenario de la obra, Mario Carvajal, Cali: Universidad del Valle, 1967.
9) Ver: Isaacs, Jorge, Poesias, Prologo de Armando Romero Lozano.
27) Isaacs, Jorge "Lo que fue, es y puede llegar a ser la raza africana en el Cauca", en: La Republica, Bogota: julio 10 de 1867.
Isaacs, Jorge, Maria, Edicion critica de Maria Teresa Cristina, Obras Completas, volumen I, Bogota, Cali: Universidad Externado de Colombia / Universidad del Valle, 2005.
Isaacs, Jorge, Maria, edicion critica de Donald McGrady, Bogota: Rei Andes, 1989.