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Arpa y la Sombra

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ISBN-10: 9682303826

ISBN-13: 9789682303821

Edition: 18th

Authors: Alejo Carpentier, Alejo Carpentier

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El novelista cubano vuelve a incursionar en la historia, ahora para recrear todo ese proceso incre�ble que fue el intento de canonizar al Almirante de la Mar Oc�ana, Crist�bal Col�n y, a trav�s de un mon�logo alucinante, vital, las confesiones del marino genov�s en el lecho de muerte. Las elucubraciones de papas y abogados del diablo prestan el contrapunto final que habr� de marcar para siempre la vida en el m�s all� del descubridor de Am�rica.
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Book details

Edition: 18th
Publisher: Siglo XXI Ediciones
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.506

Alejo Carpentier was director of Cuba's National Press, which published many millions of volumes in an ambitious program, and for some years was Cuba's ambassador to France. A composer and musicologist, he consciously applied the principles of musical composition in much of his work. Imprisoned for political activity in 1928, he escaped with the aid of Robert Desnos, a French surrealist poet, to Paris, where he joined the literary circle of surrealists Louis Aragon, Tristan Tzara, and Paul Eluard. According to Carpentier surrealism influenced his style and helped him to see "aspects of American life he had not previously seen, in their telluric, epic, and poetic contexts." Carpentier…