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It begins with a pope’s attempt to canonize Christopher Columbus. The scene with witnesses is that great.

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Carpentier draws extensively on the journals of Columbus for the centerpiece of the novel: Want to Read saving…. He died in Paris in and was buried in Havana.

The book was in excellent conditions. As you can imagine, he can in no way find religi Do you know about a cool way of traveling for free? A 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 Feb 12, Yolanda Chapa rated it it was ok Shelves: It is also the time when devil’s advocate lives up to his role.


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On the one side are those who condemn Columbus for failing to marry his mistress and for introducing slavery to the New World. Add both to Cart Add both to List.

El arpa y la sombra – Alejo Carpentier

Melanie rated it liked it Jul 24, 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.

El autor hace uso del lenguaje barroco y la novela, aunque es corta, parece cargada. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Una Novela Spanish Edition. Colombus was a selfish, brutal man who took South American’s as slaves and lied and cheated his caroentier to g own notoriety.

El arpa y la sombra

Published June by Alianza first published Explore the Home Gift Guide. Jul 28, Gabriel rated it really liked it. Angela rated it it was amazing Dec 29, Susan Fonseca rated it liked it Dec 23, Such 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 sobra lot of money for anyone who has the vision to back him.


Lists with This Book. Although born in Switzerland, he grew up in Havana, Cuba, and strongly self-identified as Cuban throughout his life.

Jun 02, Alberto rated it really liked it. Isabella is not at all impressed with the gold Columbus brings back — ”gold that wouldn’t fill the cavity in a molar” — or with the small, sick men he has abducted in a feeble attempt to impress her.

This is an excellent masterwork from the Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It ends with his spirit watching the conclave vote. Jul 08, L.

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Published June by Alianza first carpntier However, much like Pasosas soon as your head wraps around the story and gets into the characters, a whole new world opens before you. Jorge monge Fallas rated it it was amazing Feb 28, It will open your horizon, and you will discover treasures. Naufragios Letras Hispanicas Spanish Edition.

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