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El arpa y la sombra

Nice work by Carpentier, as usual the most advanced use of the Spanish language I have ever seen. Jon rated it liked it Jul 15, Carpentier makes Colombus as he was, or at least mostly.

This side, which comes up with such lines as, ”But the true glory of Columbus was not that he reached land, but that he set sail,” does not win the argument. The book opens in the with Pope Pie IX, as he tries desperately to find reasons to beatify Columbus. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Although born in Switzerland, he grew up in Havana, Cuba, and strongly self-identified as Cuban throughout his life. I look forward to finding an English copy of this book to further delve into the metaphors and twisting sentences most as long as normal paragraphs, as is Carpentier’s cagpentier and extracting that much more from the book. Carpentier makes Colombus as he was, or at least mostly.


I thought this was a very vivid and powerful character portrait. Share your thoughts with other customers. Angela rated it it was amazing Dec 29, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. He was jailed and exiled and he lived for many years in France and Venezuela but returned to Cuba after the revolution.

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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.

Alyn rated it liked it Oct 08, Share your thoughts with other customers. Julianna rated it liked it Sep 19, For those of you who disagree, see if you can’t finish this sentence: PaperbackBiblioteca Carpentierpages. But this is what the book covers.


Colombus 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. Read more Read less.

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I’d recommend the book; it is certainly important, and definitely fun. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Open Preview See a Problem? Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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The plot follows Columbus’ struggle to launch the expedition and his later decisions on Cuba. To ask other readers questions about El arpa y la sombraplease sign up.

E Camou rated it really liked it Sep 09, Books by Alejo Carpentier.