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Columbus’ spirit haunts the Vatican hearing on whether to make him a saint, and the differing views are pungent and vivid. May 27, Mateo R. 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 spmbra journey motif arpaa, the same paragraphs here felt forced and lost meaning until the end.

Olga Ferrer Glushenko rated it liked it Jul 29, This book is centered on Colombus, and, at the time it was written, was an extremely radical book.

My last book of Carpentier Isabella is not at all impressed with the gold Columbus brings back — ”gold that wouldn’t fill the cavity in a molar” — or with the small, sick men he has abducted in a feeble attempt to impress her. Perhaps Cuba’s most important intellectual figure of the twentieth century, Alejo Carpentier was wombra 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 l, who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its “boom” period.

El arpa y la sombra

In my carpentjer, the first chapter actually begins with pope Pius contemplating the possibility of Christopher Columbus’ sainthood, so I took for granted it’s going to be about the beatification process. Write a customer review. It begins with a pope’s attempt to canonize Christopher Columbus. No trivia or quizzes yet.


Jul 28, Gabriel rated it really liked it. Djamila Izquierdo rated it liked it Jun 01, Namely, he’s her lover.

He was jailed and exiled and he carpdntier for many years in France and Venezuela but returned to Cuba after the revolution. We still argue about the validity of idolizing Christopher Columbus as the discoverer of the Americas, but teach it to our kids anyway. Although born in Switzerland, he grew up in Havana, Cuba, and strongly self-identified as Cuban throughout his life. Sara Cranwell rated it liked it Apr 01, It begins with a pope’s attempt to canonize Christopher Columbus. Divertido y muy serio.

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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If you are fascinated by Americas’ official discoverer, then this book is for you. Open Preview See a Problem? Nuestras Vidas Son los Rios: Prior, Colombus had been maintained with that Western propaganda with hardly any blemish allowed, and therefore Carpentier’s book really set the story straight.

Sep 23, German Patarroyo rated it really liked it. Buy the selected items together This item: However, much like Pasosas soon as your head wraps around the story and gets into the characters, a whole new world opens before you.

Remy Attig rated it zlejo it Mar 26, Along the way readers gets a look into the imagined mind of Columbus as he goes through his attempts to get funding for his voyages.

Dec 25, Gandalfu rated it it was amazing. The seafaring element brings with it a surprising, instinctual excitement. Mar 01, Lectora Incompredida rated it liked it. But this is what the book covers. Mart rated it liked it Jan 19, Such conjecture on Carpentier’s part is highly plausible, for soon Columbus becomes a kind of glorified Amway salesman, traveling from court to court with his gaudy presentation about how he can make a lot of money for anyone who has the vision to back him.


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El arpa y la sombra by Alejo Carpentier

Gerardo Guarache Ocque rated it liked it Feb 16, It is also the time when devil’s advocate lives up to his role. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. There’s a lot that’s happening, but at the same time there’s an apparent linearity to carpenier of the events, a rapidity that seems to lose the impact possible in certain locations as it speeds from one encounter to the next.

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Ships from and sold by Amazon. As Carpentier paints the picture, Columbus has an excellent in with Isabella, queen of Spain. Una Novela Spanish Edition. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Refresh and try again.

Carpentier makes Colombus as he was, or at least mostly.

Humphrey Kostra rated it liked it Aug 18, The actual quality of the book seems somewhat less, though. Martacastro rated it it was ok Feb 17, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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