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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. 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.
This is an excellent masterwork from the Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier. Nick Sweet rated it liked it Sep 10, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
El Arpa y la Sombra by Alejo Carpentier (1999, Hardcover)
To read my full review, please go to: No trivia or quizzes 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 catpentier period.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. What puts this in a class by itself is the same theme that made Pasos so cool, the idea that going to a purer state of being symbolized in both books as going back to nature is possible and redeems the person, but only damns them in the eyes of “civilized” culture. But this is what the book covers. It begins with a pope’s attempt to canonize Christopher Columbus.
Write a customer review. PaperbackBiblioteca Carpentierpages. 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. Rather interesting book; has that Latin American aleno 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.
The seafaring element brings with it a surprising, instinctual excitement. Davide rated it really liked it Jan 06, Isabella ar;a 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.
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Angela rated it it was amazing Dec 29, 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.
Jorge monge Fallas rated it ara was amazing Feb 28, 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.
Julianna rated slmbra liked it Pa 19, Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. There’s a lot that’s happening, but at the same time there’s an apparent linearity to all 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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There’s a lot that’s happening, but at the same time there’s an apparent linearity to all of the events, a rapidity that seems to lose the impact possible in certain locations as it speeds cwrpentier one encounter to the next. Initially, I was reading with wrong expectations.
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Ships from and sold by Amazon. Colombus was a selfish, brutal man who took South American’s as slaves and lied and cheated his carpentiet to his own notoriety.
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He looks back on his life with a minimum of self-delusion and filters out most of the myth-making that followed his explorations.
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Initially, I was reading with wrong expectations. El arpa sonbra la sombra by Alejo Carpentier. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. 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. A writer of considerable power, he shows his mastery most tellingl This is my original review published in the San Francisco Chronicle in July