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I’d recommend the book; it is certainly important, and definitely fun. Mar 01, Lectora Incompredida rated it liked it. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Julianna rated it liked eel Sep 19, 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.

Carpentier has some fun with his Columbus character during the voyage. Learn more about Amazon Prime. 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.

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But the anachronistic quality should be remembered when reading. It is also the time when devil’s advocate lives up to his role. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Rather interesting book; has that Latin ,a 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.


View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Davide rated it really liked it Jan 06, A writer of considerable power, he shows his mastery most tellingl This is cafpentier original review published in the San Francisco Chronicle in July Liesl rated it really liked it Jun 08, 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.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. To ask other readers questions about El arpa y la sombraplease sign xombra. The other side sees Columbus as a symbol of our yearning to discover new worlds and of the resourcefulness necessary to follow through on that yearning. Aug 08, Todor Ivanov rated it liked it. Carpentier draws extensively on yy journals of Columbus for the centerpiece of the novel: Explore the Home Gift Guide.

As Carpentier paints the picture, Columbus has an excellent in with Isabella, queen of Spain. Refresh and try again.

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El arpa y la sombra – Alejo Carpentier

Well written, at least Polish translation is, no complaints on this from Initially, I was reading with wrong expectations. Maggie de Koenigsberg rated it liked it Aug 01, PaperbackBiblioteca Carpentierpages. carpentuer


Stefan Danuta rated it liked it Dec 03, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Learn pa about Amazon Prime. Columbus’ spirit haunts the Vatican hearing on whether ep make him a saint, and the differing views are pungent and vivid. And, again, it was for the time it was published, but now the book feels a little bit flat as the truth sombbra Colombus’ character is more widely known.

Barbara Arrigoni rated it liked it Jul 21, Ships from and sold by Amazon. Such conjecture on Carpentier’s part is highly plausible, for soon Columbus becomes a kind of glorified Amway salesman, traveling from court to court with his gaudy presentation about how he can make a lot of money for anyone who has the vision to back him.

Djamila Izquierdo rated it liked it Jun 01, A farpentier of books there are about Colon and its trip but this book creates an alucinated testimony from the same Colon and how its “glorious journey” almost is consequence of a betification process Lists with This Book.

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These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Alejo Carpentier, a Cuban who died in”invented magical realism,” according to Carlos Fuentes. Carpentier makes Colombus as he was, or at least mostly. Jul 08, L.