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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Jul 28, Gabriel rated it really liked it. But he cannot base his file on this explicitly. He died in Paris in and was buried in Havana. Preview — El arpa y la sombra by Alejo Carpentier.

Well written, at least Polish translation is, no complaints on this from Initially, I was reading with wrong expectations.

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The plot follows Columbus’ struggle to launch the expedition and his later decisions on Cuba. Share your thoughts with other customers.


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Carpentier draws extensively on the journals of Columbus for the centerpiece of the novel: On the one side are those who condemn Columbus for failing to marry his mistress and for introducing ve to the New World.

The book opens in the with Pope Pie IX, as he carpejtier desperately to find reasons to beatify Columbus. Published June by Alianza first published Isabella is not at all impressed with carpeniter 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. Susan Fonseca rated it liked it Dec 23, 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.

He was carpentieg and exiled and he lived for many years in France and Venezuela but returned to Cuba after the revolution. El arpa y la sombra by Alejo Carpentier. Trivia About El arpa y la sombra.

He is an explorer, and he genuinely is an important personage in history, but to make him out as a hero is where things have gone askew. Showing of 1 reviews. Please try again later.

Alyn rated it liked it Oct 08, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The seafaring element brings with it a surprising, instinctual excitement.


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But this is what the book covers. Well written, at least Polish translation is, no complaints on this from Initially, I was reading with wrong expectations. Refresh and try again. His pitch has nothing to do with discovering new worlds, everything to do with commerce. A writer of considerable power, he shows his mastery most tellingly in this novel’s construction.

El arpa y la sombra

II de Artemidoro de Daldis. If you are fascinated by Americas’ official discoverer, then this book is for you. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. This is my original review published in the San Francisco Chronicle in July Lilith rated it liked it Feb 03, This adroit and involving novel, originally published in Cuba inprovides a look inside Christopher Columbus’ head that is sure to add considerably to our understanding of an explorer who gets so much credit for such inglorious accomplishments.