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Initially, I was varpentier with wrong expectations. This is my original review published in the San Francisco Chronicle in July 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 Rl Carpentier was a Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist, who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its “boom” period.

Alejo Carpentier was a Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist, who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its “boom” period. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He is an explorer, and he genuinely is an important personage in history, but to make him carpentoer as a hero is where things have gone askew.

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Irina rated it liked it Aug 26, My last book of Carpentier The actual quality of the book seems somewhat less, though. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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Sara Cranwell rated it liked it Apr 01, It is told in three parts: Nick Sweet rated it liked it Sep 10, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Alejo Carpentier was a Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist, who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its “boom” period. This book is centered on Colombus, and, at the time it was written, was an extremely radical book. 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 Alejo Carpentier was a Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist, who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its “boom” period.

There’s a lot that’s happening, but at the same time there’s an apparent linearity to all of the events, a rapidity that seems to lose the impact possible in certain locations as it speeds from one encounter to the next. Return to Book Page.

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Although born in Switzerland, he grew up in Havana, Cuba, and strongly self-identified as Cuban throughout carpenhier life. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I’d recommend the book; it is certainly important, and definitely fun. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. See all 5 reviews. Namely, he’s her lover. Particularly I enjoyed the last chapter when Alejo’s magical realism shows up.

Prior, Colombus had been maintained with that Western propaganda with hardly any blemish allowed, and therefore Carpentier’s book really set the story straight. It ends with his spirit watching the conclave vote.

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This is an excellent masterwork from the Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier. And, again, it was for the time it was published, but now the book feels a little bit flat as the truth of Colombus’ character is more widely known.

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Buy the selected items together This item: We still argue about the validity of idolizing Christopher Columbus as the discoverer of the Carepntier, but teach it to our kids anyway. Trivia About El arpa y la sombra. Refresh and try again. Colombus was a selfish, br Rather interesting book; has that Latin American quality of combining life and death as one-in-the-same, where the mortal world is, while compiling of the afterlife to come, not necessarilly more important than it.

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. But the anachronistic quality should be remembered when reading. Mar 01, Lectora Incompredida rated it liked it. Lilith rated it liked it Feb 03, It’s fiction, and there’s some nationalistic politic within the text as well. Julianna rated it liked it Alejk 19, Published June by Alianza first published