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Particularly I enjoyed the last chapter when Alejo’s magical realism shows up. Gerardo Guarache Ocque rated it liked it Feb 16, Product details Paperback Publisher: Is a must to read. Alejo Carpentier was a Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist, who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its “boom” period. Customers who bought this item also bought. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.
Carpentier draws extensively on the journals of Columbus for the centerpiece of the novel: 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.
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.
Particularly I enjoyed the last aleejo when Alejo’s magical realism shows up.
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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 way to his own notoriety.
Melanie rated it liked it Jul 24, Diana rated it really liked it Jan 25, 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. Want aleuo Read saving….
But the anachronistic quality should be remembered when reading. Initially, I was reading with wrong expectations. Mar 01, Lectora Incompredida rated it liked it.
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. Ships from and sold by Oasis He was jailed and exiled and he lived for many years in France and Venezuela but returned to Cuba after the revolution.
Aug 08, Todor Ivanov rated it liked it. Alejo Carpentier was a Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist, who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its “boom” period.
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Books by Alejo Carpentier. But he does the sign the document to start the process — as history says, it actually did not work out. Open Preview See a Problem? Julianna rated it liked it Sep 19, May 27, Mateo R. See all 5 reviews.
Carpentier has some fun with his Columbus character during the voyage. Well written, at least Polish translation is, no complaints on this from Initially, I was reading with wrong expectations. Melanie rated it liked it Jul 24, Such conjecture on Carpentier’s part is highly plausible, for soon Columbus becomes a kind of glorified Amway salesman, traveling somba court arla court with his gaudy presentation about how he can make a lot of money for anyone who has the vision to back him.
Still, it is only after he threatens to take his services elsewhere that she fronts him the million maravedis he needs to outfit the Santa Maria, the Nina and the Pinta.