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Alejo Carpentier

Louis rated it it was ok Apr 30, Pedro rated it really liked it Mar 11, A writer of considerable power, he shows his mastery most tellingly in this novel’s construction. Barnett rated it liked it Jan 12, Olga Ferrer Glushenko rated it liked it Jul 29, Lists with This Book. He is an explorer, and he genuinely somra an aljeo personage in history, but to make him out as a hero is where things have gone askew. It is also the time when devil’s advocate lives up to his role.

Want to Read saving…. But he does the sign g document to start the process — as history says, it actually did not work out. Perhaps Cuba’s most important intellectual figure of the twentieth century, Alejo Carpentier was a novelist, a classically trained pianist and musicologist, a producer of avant-garde radio programming, and an influential theorist of politics and literature. Perhaps Cuba’s most important intellectual figure of the twentieth century, Alejo Carpentier was a novelist, a classically trained pianist carpebtier musicologist, a producer of avant-garde radio programming, and an influential theorist of politics and Alejo Carpentier was a Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist, who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its “boom” period.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Open Preview See a Problem? If you are fascinated by Americas’ official discoverer, then this book is for you. Ships from and sold by Oasis On the one side are those who condemn Columbus for failing to marry his mistress and for introducing slavery to the Carrpentier World.

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II de Artemidoro de Daldis. Maggie de Koenigsberg rated it liked it Aug 01, If your inner-scholar is looking for something more exciting than the accuracy of adolescent mannerisms in Harry Potter, than Carpentier somhra one place you could go.

Carpentier makes Colombus as he was, or at least mostly. English Choose a language for shopping. Namely, he’s her lover. The book opens with Pope Pius Oa as he considers signing papers that could lead to the beatification of Columbus in the mids.

Customers who bought this item also bought. Jorge monge Fallas rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Dec 25, Gandalfu rated it it was amazing. This adroit and involving novel, originally published in Cuba inprovides a look rl Christopher Columbus’ head that is sure to add considerably to our understanding of an explorer who gets so much credit for such inglorious accomplishments.

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I’d recommend the book; it is certainly important, and definitely fun. It is told in three parts: Whereas the other Alejo Carpentier book I’ve read so far The Lost Steps or Los Pasos Perdidos was written with gargantuan paragraphs and it fit with the journey motif there, the same paragraphs here felt forced and lost meaning until the end.

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Stefan Danuta rated it liked it Dec 03, Share your thoughts with other customers. What puts this in a class by itself is the same theme that made Pasos so cool, the idea that going to a purer state of cwrpentier symbolized in both books as going back to nature is possible and redeems the person, but only damns them in the eyes of “civilized” culture.

He died in Paris in and was buried in Havana. This book is centered on Colombus, and, al the time it was written, was an extremely radical book.

It begins with a pope’s attempt to canonize Christopher Columbus. Well written, at least Polish translation is, no complaints on this from me.

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