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Gerardo Guarache Ocque rated it liked it Feb 16, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Carpentier has some fun with his Columbus character e the voyage.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Maggie de Koenigsberg rated it liked it Aug 01, Carpentier no para de sorprenderme.

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Read more Read less. Perhaps Cuba’s most important intellectual figure of the twentieth century, Alejo Carpentuer was a novelist, a classically trained pianist and musicologist, a producer of avant-garde radio programming, and an influential theorist of politics and literature. Nice work by Carpentier, as usual the most advanced use of the Spanish language I have ever seen.

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Diana rated it really liked it Jan 25, Want to Read saving…. Alejo Carpentier, a Cuban who died in”invented magical realism,” according to Carlos Fuentes.

Initially, I was reading with wrong expectations. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. It ends with his spirit watching the conclave vote. Return to Book Page. If you are fascinated by Americas’ official discoverer, then this book is for you.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Sara Cranwell rated it liked it Apr 01, But this is what the book covers.

He ,a an explorer, and he genuinely carpetnier an important personage in history, but to make him out as a hero is where things have gone askew. The last section alone is worth the price of time and commitment as it holds true today. 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. Well written, at least Polish translation is, no complaints on this from Initially, I was reading with wrong expectations.


Jun 02, Alberto rated it really liked it. He was jailed and exiled and he lived for many years in France and Venezuela but returned to Cuba after the revolution.

El arpa y la sombra by Alejo Carpentier

El Zuco rated it liked it Apr 07, I thought this was a very vivid and powerful character portrait. Amazon Second Chance Pass lw on, trade it in, give it a second life.

The plot follows Columbus’ struggle to launch the expedition and his later decisions on Cuba.