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Initially, I was reading with wrong expectations. Liesl rated it really liked it Jun 08, El Zuco rated it liked it Apr 07, A writer of considerable power, he shows carpemtier mastery most tellingl This is my original review published in the San Francisco Chronicle in July Do you know about a cool way of traveling for free?
This book is centered on Colombus, and, at the time it was written, was an extremely radical book. 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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To ask other readers questions about El arpa y la sombraplease sign up. Colombus was a selfish, brutal man who took South American’s as slaves and lied and cheated his way to his own notoriety.
East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Lilith rated it liked it Feb 03, El arpa y la sombra by Alejo Carpentier. Return to Book Page. Showing of 1 reviews. Carpentier has some fun with his Columbus character during the voyage. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He died in Paris in and was buried in Havana. E Camou rated it 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.
If you adpa fascinated by Americas’ official discoverer, then this book is for you. Sara Cranwell rated it liked it Apr 01, Well written, at least Polish translation is, no complaints on this from Initially, I was reading with wrong expectations.
He is an explorer, and he genuinely is an important personage in history, but to make him out as a hero is where things have gone askew. Aug 08, Todor Ivanov rated it liked it. Remy Attig rated it liked it Mar 26, Preview — El arpa y la sombra by Alejo Carpentier.
Perhaps Cuba’s most important intellectual figure of the twentieth century, Alejo Carpentier was a novelist, a classically trained pianist and musicologist, a producer e 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 carpentiwr period.
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The actual quality of the book seems somewhat less, though. II de Artemidoro de Daldis. Jun 02, Alberto rated it really liked it.
Initially, I was reading with wrong expectations. This book is centered on Colombus, and, at the time it was written, was an extremely radical book.
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Maggie de Koenigsberg rated it liked it Aug 01, View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: Olga Ferrer Glushenko rated it liked it Jul 29, History tells us that Columbus was hardly a master seaman, and yet his fallibility did not carpnetier his pompousness, at least not in Carpentier’s portrait of Columbus’ ruminations on the lieutenants who question his abilities.
Trivia About El arpa y la sombra. Well written, at least H translation is, no complaints on this from me. Alejo Carpentier was a Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist, who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its “boom” period.
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It’s a short, very fast book, and certainly entertaining but it’s apparent that Carpentier wanted something more from his writing here, something prolific and earth-shattering. Gerardo Guarache Ocque rated it liked it Feb 16, Incidentally, I am amazed that several times in history, religious and popes have pushed to Trivia About Xe arpa y la sombra.
The book opens with Pope Pius IX as he considers signing papers that could lead to the beatification of Columbus in the mids. That said, the overall book is one of relative certainty in regards colonialist-era culture, and the prevalence of the text lies within that quality.