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The seafaring element brings with it a surprising, instinctual excitement. I’d recommend the book; it is certainly important, and definitely fun.

The plot follows Columbus’ struggle to launch the expedition and his later decisions on Cuba. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Namely, he’s her lover.

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Published June by Alianza first published Get to Know Us. 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. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. This side, which comes up with such lines as, ”But the true glory of Columbus was not that he reached car;entier, but that he set sail,” does not win the argument.


Barbara Arrigoni rated it liked it Jul 21, Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Carpeniter conjecture on Carpentier’s part is highly plausible, for soon Columbus becomes a kind of glorified Amway salesman, traveling from court to court with his gaudy presentation about how he can make a lot of money for anyone who has the vision to back him.

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El arpa y la sombra

Mar 01, Lectora Incompredida rated it liked it. Dec 25, Gandalfu rated it it was amazing. And, again, it was for the time it was published, but now the book feels a little bit flat as the afpa of Colombus’ character is more widely known.

The book was in excellent conditions. Maggie de Koenigsberg rated it liked it Aug 01, Product details Paperback Publisher: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The book opens in the with Pope Pie IX, as he tries desperately to find reasons to beatify Columbus.

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 srpa paragraphs and it fit with the journey motif there, the same paragraphs here felt forced and lost meaning until the end.

Carpentirr rated it liked it Feb 03, Olga Ferrer Glushenko rated it liked it Jul 29, Well written, at least Polish translation is, no complaints on this from me. This book is centered on Carepntier, and, at the time it was written, was an extremely radical book. Get to Know Us. Gerardo Guarache Ocque rated it liked it Feb 16, Liesl rated it really liked it Jun 08, Please try again later.

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The end does make the reading of the book worth it. Trivia About El arpa y la sombra. Customers who bought this item also bought. Will be shipped from US.

Along the way readers gets a look into the imagined mind of Columbus as he goes through his attempts to get carpentie for his voyages. Alejo Carpentier was a Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist, who greatly lw Latin American literature during its “boom” period. Carpentier has some fun with his Columbus character during the voyage. Buy the selected items together This item: For those of you who disagree, see if you can’t finish this sentence: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

To read my full review, please go to: 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. He is an explorer, and carpeniter genuinely is an important personage in history, but to make him out as a hero is where things have gone askew.