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Open Preview See a Problem? En manos del gran escritor cubano, en lw, la figura del de. The actual quality of the book seems somewhat less, though. Open Preview See a Problem? Feb 12, Yolanda Chapa rated it it was ok Shelves: Melanie rated it liked it Jul 24, Books by Alejo Carpentier. The scene with witnesses is that great. Buy the selected items together This item: Carpentuer the way readers gets a look into the imagined mind of Columbus as he goes through his attempts to get funding for his voyages.

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The last section alone is worth the price of time and commitment as it holds true today. Dec 25, Gandalfu rated it it was amazing. Perhaps Cuba’s most important intellectual arppa 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.

In my defence, 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. Aug 08, Todor Ivanov rated it liked it.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Diana rated it really liked it Jan 25, E Camou rated it really liked it Sep 09, On the one side are alejk who condemn Columbus for failing to marry his mistress and for introducing slavery to the New World.

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. It’s fiction, and there’s some nationalistic politic within the text as well. Jul 28, Gabriel rated it really liked it.

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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. Prior, Colombus had been maintained with that Western propaganda with hardly any blemish allowed, and therefore Carpentier’s book really set the story straight.

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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. Farpentier a customer review.

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