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There was a problem filtering reviews carpentie now. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. 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. Nick Sweet rated it liked it Sep aleoj, Particularly I enjoyed the last chapter when Alejo’s magical realism shows up.

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

Prior, Colombus had been maintained with that Western propaganda with hardly any blemish allowed, and therefore Carpentier’s book really set the story straight. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.

As Carpentier paints the picture, Columbus has an excellent in with Carpetier, queen of Spain.

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El Arpa y la Sombra by Alejo Carpentier (1999, Hardcover)

Although born in Switzerland, he grew up in Havana, Cuba, carpentiee strongly self-identified as Cuban throughout his life. Please try again later. The plot follows Columbus’ struggle to launch the expedition and his later decisions on Cuba. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I look forward to finding an English copy of this book to further delve into the metaphors and twisting sentences most as long as normal paragraphs, as is Carpentier’s style and extracting that much more from the book.

Jul 28, Gabriel rated it really liked it. Particularly I enjoyed the last chapter when Alejo’s magical realism shows up. Sep 23, German Patarroyo rated it really liked it. Alejo Carpentier was a Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist, who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its “boom” period. Una Novela Spanish Edition.

Liesl rated it really liked it Jun 08, E Camou rated carprntier really liked it Sep 09, If your inner-scholar is looking for something more exciting than the accuracy of adolescent mannerisms in Harry Potter, than Carpentier is one place you could go.

To ask other readers questions about El arpa y la sombraplease sign up. However, much like Pasosas soon as your head wraps around the story and lla into the characters, a whole new world opens before you. Mar 01, Lectora Incompredida rated it liked it. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Prior, Colombus had been maintained with that Western propaganda with hardly any blemish allowed, and therefore Carpentier’s book really set the story straight.

That said, the overall book is one of relative certainty in apa colonialist-era culture, and the prevalence of the text lies within that quality.

Want to Read saving…. 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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Trivia About El arpa y la sombra. Humphrey Kostra rated it liked it Aug 18, Initially, I was reading with wrong expectations.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. There’s a lot that’s happening, but at the same time there’s an apparent linearity to cqrpentier 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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Mar 01, Lectora Incompredida rated it liked it. 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. Jul 08, Carpentieg. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He died in Paris in and was buried in Havana.