To make a coherent account of the work of Uslar Pietri is inevitable and necessary to make a statement of his entire life, not just as a man of letters but as a teacher and especially as a politician and a man linked to the history and the exercise of power in Venezuela . “The Red Spears” was published in Spain in the period in which Uslar Pietri was living in Paris working in a job Secretarial Diplomatic Delegation in Venezuela when he was only 23 years old and had just graduated. A year after his return to Venezuela in 1934, General Gomez died, an event that would years later, the thread of the plot of “Burial,” and that would be the beginning of the renovation and opening the country initiated by the “designated successor” by Gomez:
General Eleazar Lopez Contreras, who worked as head of the Economics Section of the Ministry of Finance and later as Director of Policy, shortly after he was appointed director of the Institute of Immigration and Colonization, this was a time of great political change that meant the final break with the oppressive past, changes that were deepened during the government of Lopez Contreras successor, General Isaias Medina Angarita. Uslar Pietri, at age 33 was the youngest minister to be appointed as Minister of Education, his first formal charge in the areas of power in decision-making Venezuela. After a stint in the cabinet of education, Uslar Pietri was appointed to the Secretariat of the Presidency in the newly released government of General Medina Angarita, then occupied, until the time of the coup that overthrew Medina in 1945, the post of Minister of the Interior from where, and I include it as anecdotal data, prompted the first identification and issuance of identity documents of Venezuela. .