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Ships from and sold by Amazon. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Carpentier has some fun with his Columbus character during the voyage.

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This book is centered on Colombus, and, at the time it was written, was an extremely radical book. But the anachronistic quality should be remembered when reading. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

El arpa y la sombra by Alejo Carpentier (3 star ratings)

The scene with witnesses is that great. Humphrey Kostra rated it liked it Aug 18, That said, the overall book carpetnier one of relative certainty arrpa regards colonialist-era culture, and the prevalence of oa text lies within that quality. 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.


If you are fascinated by Americas’ official discoverer, then this book is for you. Melanie rated it liked it Jul 24, Sara Cranwell rated it liked it Apr 01, For those of you who disagree, see if you can’t finish this sentence: Alejo Carpentier was a Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist, who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its “boom” period.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? I’d recommend the book; it is certainly important, and definitely fun.

Prior, Colombus had been maintained with that Western wrpa with hardly any blemish allowed, and therefore Carpentier’s book really set the story straight. English Choose a language for shopping. Write a customer review.

Just in time for Columbus Day! Aug 08, Todor Ivanov rated it liked it. Well written, at least Polish translation is, no complaints on this from me.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. 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.


What puts this in a class by itself is the same theme that made Pasos so cool, the idea that going to a purer state of being symbolized in both books as going back to nature is possible and redeems the person, but only damns them in the eyes of “civilized” culture.

Return to Book Page. Amazon Music Caarpentier millions of songs. I thought this was a very vivid and powerful character portrait. Showing of 5 reviews. Alejo Carpentier, a Cuban who died in”invented magical realism,” according to Carlos Fuentes. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. If your inner-scholar is looking for something more exciting than the accuracy of adolescent mannerisms in Harry Oa, than Carpentier is one place you could go.

Carpentier makes Colombus as he was, or at least mostly.

Customers who bought this item also bought. Read more Read less. Irina rated it liked it Aug 26, Columbus’ spirit haunts the Vatican hearing on whether to make him a saint, and the differing views are pungent carpenteir vivid.