Rómulo Gallegos was born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1884. After abandoning Law studies at the Central University in Caracas, he co-founded the magazine La Alborada [Dawn Song] which published many of his essays. His first stories began to be published in Venezuelan periodicals in 1910 and continued to appear into the early 1920s. A few were collected as Los aventureros [The Adventurers] in 1913 but the others had to wait until the 1940s and 1950s: La rebelión y otros cuentos [The Rebellion and other stories] 1946 (English Translation 1971); Cuentos venezolanos [Tales from Venezuela

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Shaw, Donald Leslie. "Rómulo Gallegos". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
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