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History tells us that Columbus was hardly a master seaman, and yet his fallibility did not undercut his pompousness, at least not in Carpentier’s portrait of Columbus’ ruminations on the lieutenants who question his abilities. 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 me. Nice work by Carpentier, as usual the most advanced use of the Spanish language I have ever seen. Maggie de Koenigsberg rated it liked it Aug 01, But he does the sign the document to start the process — as history says, it actually did not work out. Jon rated it liked it Jul 15, We still argue about the validity of idolizing Christopher Columbus as the discoverer of the Americas, but teach it to our kids anyway.
Carpentier has some fun with his Columbus character during the voyage.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Dec 25, Gandalfu rated it it was amazing. Nuestras Vidas Son los Rios: A writer of considerable power, he shows his mastery caarpentier tellingly in this novel’s construction. Preview — El arpa y la sombra by Alejo Carpentier. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Product details Paperback Publisher: It begins with a pope’s attempt to canonize Christopher Columbus. Prior, Colombus had been maintained with that Western propaganda with hardly any blemish allowed, and therefore Carpentier’s book really set the story straight.
Learn more about Amazon Prime. It is told in three parts: 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. It is also the time when devil’s advocate lives up to his role. The last section alone is worth the price of time and commitment as it holds true today. My last book of Carpentier English Choose a language for shopping. It’s fiction, and there’s some nationalistic politic within the text as well.
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Carpentier makes Colombus as he was, or at least mostly. The actual quality of the book seems somewhat less, though.
Want to Read saving…. The book opens with Pope Pius IX as he considers signing papers that could lead to the beatification of Columbus in the mids. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Mart rated it liked it Jan 19, This adroit and involving novel, originally published in Cuba inprovides a look inside Christopher Columbus’ head that is sure to add considerably to our understanding of an explorer who gets so much credit for such inglorious accomplishments.
Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. 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 literature. 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.
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Showing of 5 reviews. Djamila Izquierdo rated it liked it Jun 01, Liesl rated it really liked it Jun 08, Carpentier draws extensively on the journals of Columbus for the centerpiece of the novel: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.
Lilith rated it liked it Feb 03, Naufragios Letras Hispanicas Spanish Edition. It ends with his spirit watching the conclave vote. Initially, I was reading with wrong expectations.
Feb 12, Yolanda Chapa rated it it was ok Shelves: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Colombus was a selfish, brutal man who took South American’s as slaves and lied and cheated his way to his own notoriety.
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