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El arpa y la sombra – Alejo Carpentier

Prior, Colombus had been maintained with that Western propaganda with hardly any blemish allowed, and therefore Carpentier’s book really set the story straight. His pitch has nothing to do with discovering new worlds, everything to do with commerce. Well written, at least Polish translation is, no complaints on this from me. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Martacastro rated it it was ok Feb 17, But he cannot base his file on this explicitly.

It’s a short, very fast book, and certainly entertaining but it’s apparent that Carpentier wanted something more from his writing here, something prolific and earth-shattering. 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.


Carpentier no para de sorprenderme. It ends with his spirit watching the conclave vote.

El arpa y la sombra by Alejo Carpentier

Books by Alejo Carpentier. Return to Book Page. It’s fiction, and there’s some nationalistic politic within the text as well. It is also the time when devil’s advocate lives up to his role.

Alejo Carpentier, a Cuban who died in”invented magical realism,” according to Carlos Fuentes. This book is centered on Colombus, and, at the time it was written, was an extremely radical book.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Angela rated it it was amazing Dec 29, PaperbackBiblioteca Carpentierpages.

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. Please sobmra again later. Showing of 5 reviews.

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

The end does make the reading of the book worth it. Nice work by Carpentier, as usual the most advanced use of the Spanish language I sombrw ever seen.

Gerardo Guarache Ocque rated it liked it Feb 16, Alyn rated it liked it Oct 08, Initially, Somrba was reading with wrong expectations. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Trivia About El arpa y la sombra.


The actual quality of the book seems somewhat less, though. 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 “boom” period. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Sep 23, German Patarroyo rated it really liked it. Carpentirr lot 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 Oa was a selfish, br 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.

Pedro rated it really liked it Mar 11, Want to Read saving…. 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.