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Barbara Arrigoni rated it liked it Jul 21, Djamila Izquierdo rated it liked it Jun 01, He died in Paris in and was buried in Havana. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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The end does make the reading of the book worth it. As you can imagine, he can in no way find religious reasons for that in the life of Columbus, and has to turn implicitly to political reasons: Mar 01, Lectora Incompredida rated it liked it.

It is also the time when devil’s advocate lives up to his role. Get to Know Us. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book is centered on Colombus, and, at the time it was written, was an extremely radical book. Hend rated it liked it Sep 24, But he does the sign the document to start the process — as history says, apra actually did not work out.


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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Stefan Danuta rated it liked it Dec 03, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Open Preview See a Problem? El arpa y la sombra by Alejo Carpentier. He is an explorer, and he genuinely is an important personage in history, but to make him out sombrz a hero is where things have gone askew.

Particularly I enjoyed the last chapter when Alejo’s magical realism shows up. Although born in Switzerland, he grew up in Havana, Cuba, and strongly self-identified as Cuban throughout his life. To read my full review, please go to: 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. Do you know about a cool way of traveling for free?

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Alejo Carpentier, a Cuban who died in”invented magical realism,” according to Catpentier Fuentes. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. If your inner-scholar is looking for something more exciting than the accuracy of adolescent mannerisms in Harry Potter, than Carpentier is one place you could go.

El arpa y la sombra

Trivia About El arpa y la sombra. Share your thoughts with other customers. Return to Book Xe. The scene with witnesses is that great. I thought this was carpentied very vivid and powerful character portrait. The book opens in the with Pope Pie IX, as he tries desperately to find reasons to beatify Columbus.


Jon rated it liked it Jul 15, It ends with his spirit watching the conclave vote. Feb 12, Yolanda Chapa rated it it was ok Shelves: Mart rated it liked it Jan 19, Well written, at least Polish translation is, no complaints on this from me.

English Choose a language for shopping. El Zuco rated it liked it Apr 07, 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.

Published June by Alianza first published Well written, at least Polish translation is, no complaints on this from Initially, I was reading with wrong expectations.