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El Arpa y la Sombra by Alejo Carpentier (1999, Hardcover)

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 aldjo. Gerardo Guarache Ocque rated it liked it Feb 16, Preview — El arpa y la sombra by Alejo Carpentier.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Colombus was a selfish, brutal man who took South American’s as slaves and lied and cheated his way to his own notoriety. Lilith rated it liked it Feb 03, 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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It begins with a pope’s attempt to canonize Christopher Columbus. 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.

Prior, Colombus had been maintained with that Western propaganda with hardly any blemish allowed, and therefore Carpentier’s book really set the story straight. 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 aleejo more widely known.

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El arpa y la sombra – Alejo Carpentier

Initially, I was reading with wrong expectations. The actual quality of the book seems somewhat less, though.

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Amazon Somba Digital Educational Resources. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Published June by Alianza first published Susan Fonseca rated it liked it Dec 23, 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.

Well written, at least Polish translation is, no complaints on this from Initially, I was reading with wrong expectations. II de Artemidoro de Daldis. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. He looks back on his life with a minimum of self-delusion and filters out most of the myth-making that followed his explorations.

Although born in Switzerland, he grew up in Havana, Cuba, and strongly self-identified as Cuban throughout his life. I’d recommend the book; it is certainly important, and definitely fun.

Alyn rated it liked it Oct 08, Alejo Carpentier was a Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist, who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its “boom” period.

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