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De haciënda : mijn jaren in Venezuela #2020

De hacie nda mijn jaren in Venezuela De haci nda is de fascinerende en exotische autobiografie van Lisa St Aubin de Ter n Op zestienjarige leeftijd komt zij in Londen op straat de Zuid Amerikaanse aristocraat en bankrover Don Jaime Ter n

  • Title: De haciënda : mijn jaren in Venezuela
  • Author: Lisa St. Aubin de Terán Anneke Goddijn
  • ISBN: 9789029072694
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • De haciënda : mijn jaren in Venezuela By Lisa St. Aubin de Terán Anneke Goddijn, De haci nda is de fascinerende en exotische autobiografie van Lisa St Aubin de Ter n Op zestienjarige leeftijd komt zij in Londen op straat de Zuid Amerikaanse aristocraat en bankrover Don Jaime Ter n tegen, met wie ze trouwt en door Itali trekt Later volgt ze hem naar zijn familielandgoed diep in de Venezolaanse Andes Eenmaal op de avocado en suikerrietplantages aangDe haci nda is de fascinerende en exotische autobiografie van Lisa St Aubin de Ter n Op zestienjarige leeftijd komt zij in Londen op straat de Zuid Amerikaanse aristocraat en bankrover Don Jaime Ter n tegen, met wie ze trouwt en door Itali trekt Later volgt ze hem naar zijn familielandgoed diep in de Venezolaanse Andes Eenmaal op de avocado en suikerrietplantages aangekomen, laat Jaime haar aan haar lot over, zodat ze moet overleven op mango s, guaves en de Engelse biscuitjes die ze nog in haar koffer heeft De haci nda vertelt hoe Lisa er het beste van maakt, hoe ze La Dona wordt en het landgoed bestiert, hoe ze haar eerste kind krijgt, hoe ze door eenzaamheid en heimwee gedreven haar schrijverscarri re begint, hoe haar echtgenoot steeds geesteszieker en gewelddadiger wordt en hoe ze zeven jaar lang tussen la gente leeft, ongeletterde mensen die volgens haar eigen zeggen de grootste invloed op haar leven en werk hebben uitgeoefend.

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    1. Over and over again before I ever went there, I heard the name La Hacienda It was a place where sugar cane grew in unimaginable abundance and avocado pears that dwarfed all others It was a place without any clear dimensions a frontierless tract of land steeped in history With these words, Ter n begins her poetic memoir of the seven years she spent on the generations old Venezuelan hacienda she inherited upon marrying her husband To say that this book was eye opening is an understatement It s a p [...]

    2. If you have a problem with judgmental reviews, then please stop reading here This is a memoir and obviously Lisa is free to keep out what she wants Yet because I felt that it was patchy in certain areas and that some parts were omitted, I did some research One realizes early on in the book that Lisa had an eccentric background Her mother had been married four times and had four children, one from each marriage Lisa meets her husband to be Jaime, who s 20 years her senior, when she s 16 on a Lond [...]

    3. I declare an interest I own a farm in Latin America It is much smaller than the one of which this author became the Do a for several years Also, I came to my farm late in life, whereas when she came to hers when she was teenager Sometimes, when I walk the few hundred yards to the back of my land and look across the valley, I think of her doing the same in the early 1970s The biggest difference is that when she did so, everything that she could see belonged to her or, accurately, the husband fro [...]

    4. As with most of the books which I have been reading and reviewing of late, Lisa St Aubin de Teran s The Hacienda was chosen for my Around the World in 80 Books challenge I have read a couple of the author s novels in the past, but have never come across any of her non fiction before This particular memoir, which begins when de Teran is just seventeen years old, has been described as extraordinary and mesmerising.In the 1970s, whilst still a teenager, de Teran got married to a Venezuelan man, twe [...]

    5. Enchanted I read this while living in rural Ghana and it was fascinating to see the similarities between these rural undeveloped insert pc term here villages, despite their major geographic differences The text struck a good balance between calm and lively, but I read it pretty quickly After time, I might well have gotten bored Although maybe not While the details and anecdotes can seem unconnected and perhaps monotonous, they manage to convey very subtly Lisa s journey from a clueless quirky g [...]

    6. When he returned, I was reminded of Jane Eyre By sally tarbox on 23 August 2016Format PaperbackFascinating memoir of the author s life from 17 to 24 after she married a mysterious Venezuelan a local aristocrat, owner of a large sugar plantation, but also a wanted man and one who proved to be deranged I had decided to do it marry him in a public spirited way it seemed to mean a lot to him and it didn t mean much to me Abandoned by her husband for much of the time, and disapproved of by his wealth [...]

    7. A memoir in which the writer does not allow you to know much about herself as a person and is generally fairly derogatory with respect to all the people around her She s a fool to go to Venezuela, a fool to stay and a fool to tell us about it and expect us not to wonder what in the heck she was thinking when she married a man she didn t really care about one or another in the first place I didn t find it enlightening or particularly interesting.

    8. I enjoyed her story and it was sad at points and I cant believe some of the things she had to endure as a wife and even as a mother I didn t care for the way she wrote, like she left out certain details then later on in the book went back to the time we had already gone through I also didn t care for the ending I would have liked to have known what became of her husband and how she actually got him to sign the papers.

    9. I found this through A Common Reader a defunct literary catalog and thought I must have discovered a lost classic woman gets married as a teenager, moves to rural Venezuela it had all the set up to be a book I was really going to enjoy I was quite disappointed to find it s actually not very well written and there is a reason it s forgotten First, as other readers note, there are huge gaps in the story One minute the author is too scared to leave her house to even find food, the next chapter she [...]

    10. Teran s writing style is dry leaving all of the emotional reactions up to the reader Her writing is beautiful and will leave you wanting to read all of her work.

    11. This memoir is so unexpected it reads like fiction Teenage Englishwoman meets cash poor land rich Venezuelan grandee, marries him and in the 1970s, moves to the isolated, rural hacienda that s been in his family for centuries The hacienda is crumbling and Lisa St Aubin de Teran plunges into a complex social situation, formed by a half millennium of tradition Though she wants to befriend and helpla gente, the people, of the gigantic property, they defer to her, are terrified of her, the new Do a, [...]

    12. I read this as someone who had lived in Caracas, Venezuela in 1983, working for an English language daily Though I don t generally like memoirs, this one had a fascinating ring of authenticity The author married a man than twice her age, went to Venezuela from England and then was alternatingly abandoned or terrorized by his psychotic rages when he returned to his enormous sugar plantation She had a child, held out for seven years, ruined her health, but learned to manage the estate, cure the m [...]

    13. Very interesting book and well written, but flawed It is a memoir so I guess she can write about what she wants, but she is so oblique about some of the happenings and occurrences e.g domestic violence that I was left wondering what happened And then she ends the book and you wonder what happened to the rest of her life As well, she says that everyone in the sphere of Venezuelan society that she knows is nasty and vicious, yet at the same time she seems to have a bunch of friends how did she mak [...]

    14. This is a gripping and beautifully written memoir by an Englishwoman who at 17 married a Venezuelan aristocrat who ultimately turned out to be very mentally disturbed and went to live on his planation, or hacienda The beginning of the book was hard for me, as Teran was terribly passive, as well as young and inexperienced, but when I looked at it as the story of a young woman who discovers her powers gradually and painfully, rather than as the story of a Western woman submitting to neglect and ab [...]

    15. This is a most interesting memoir, written in a strange but entertaining style In the early pages, I was tempted to put it down, but then it caught me and I kept on reading, enjoying the authors style Lisa St Aubin de Teran incorporates letters to her mother throughout the book and this really works and pushes the story along Many memoirs entice the reader to visit new destinations showcased in the book Lisa showcases Venezuela in the 70s and I am not tempted to visit.

    16. I had some serious issues with this book but the story is fascinating The author leaves out WAY too many details which I found very disappointing I really wanted to know I needed dots to be connected, the stitch to be tighter That being said, it s a crazy story, and I like crazy stories.

    17. If Lisa St Aubin de Teran had not become a novelist, she could simply have written autobiographies in which her truth is extraordinary than most fiction Ages back I read a book of hers Memoirs Of A Train Addict which is a must for anyone who loves travel The Hacienda is a wonderful evocation of time, place and strength and independence being built Excellent reading.

    18. I hardly ever read books based in Latin America I came across this used since I enjoy memoirs I thought I d give it a try It took about 3 or 4 chapters for it to engage me This author was quickly married to a man she barely knew, moved to his family s plantation as the matriarch, and was abandoned by him in the wild of the plantation It is a very eccentric book, but interesting.

    19. I much enjoyed reading this book, especially after reading Swallowing Stones by the same author The Hacienda tells the tales of an English girl who married a Venezuelan revolutionary at the tender age of 17, and went to live on his hacienda among the gente rural It is delightful as it is horrifying at times, but altogether beautifully written.

    20. It is an interesting memoir for the various characters encountered and the incidents that befell the author The writing is altogether lacking in creativity and it reads like a journal The description of the culture and behavior of the people in this rural area of Venezuela is interesting but otherwise I found the storytelling too disappointing.

    21. Great memoir about a British woman who marries a Venezuelan plantation owner The husband turns out to be a lunatic who nearly kills her, but her experience living on the plantation is a great adventure and provides insight about the world of working class peasants in Venezuela Book starts to drag toward the middle but overall, I totally recommend this one

    22. Although I related in some ways to the main character, I felt that she was far too passive and her personality frustrated me to no end I did not have a hard time finishing the book, but I was not pleased with the outcome when I did reach the finish line.

    23. Rich with characters you love, hate and pity An emotional packed atmospheric visit to a dangerous, beautiful environment filled the people who survive or die without fanfare I enjoyed the author s detailed descriptions of her harrowing life at the Hacienda A great memoir.

    24. She lived an almost unbelievable life and certainly did things an average person would not have done marry a man who didn t speak English, etc But she behaved admirably at the hacienda, and captured its landscape and people so well I dreamed of them.

    25. The book languished on a shelf for a long time at last I picked it up and never put it down again it is so real and real with the time for any woman trying to survive then I was caught up in this book.

    26. A young English woman s perspective on Venezuelan hacienda culture Quirky anecdotes and very interesting observations on lifestyle of her new home, especially interesting to read while abroad in a South American country.

    27. I loved this book Could not put it down It is a very dramatic and informative picture of life on a neglected plantation in South America and one woman s attempts to improve the situation of all living thre.Lisa St Aubin de Teran has led a fascinating life and is a terific writer.

    28. I love her She has a great style and stories to tell This book is about her time in Venezuela where she stayed at the hacienda of her husband for a couple of years.Read

    29. Not sure Her style of writing seemed very detached and I didn t get invested in any character She seemed so passive it was hardly credible She leaves it unfinished in my opinion Would have liked to find out what happens at the end.

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