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Dos novelas: El reino de este mundo / El acoso

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Hardcover, 263 pages
Published 1976 by Arte y Literatura
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Jan 06, 2016 Geoffrey Fox rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este, el más famoso de todos los muchos libros de Carpentier, es el mejor ejemplo de lo que el autor llamaba "lo real maravilloso". La sublevación de esclavos que liberó Haití, y el reino del antiguo esclavo Henri Christophe y la construcción de su inmenso palacio de Sans-Souci, fueron realidad, y también maravillas. No solamente porque el simulacro tan exagerado por negros africanos y criollos de las pretensiones aristocráticas europeas es como mirar en un espejo demónico el imperio francés. ...more
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What interested this reader the most was the prologue where Carpentier, the first of the magical realists, discusses how magical realism is the reality of life in Latin America. This reader had already decided this was true after living a year in Peru, where life seemed plugged into an imaginary electrical outlet connected to everyone's emotions. This reader had no use for magical realism when living in Peru and yet when she returned to the U.S. she wanted nothing but to read magical realism, to ...more
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Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its "boom" period.

Perhaps Cuba's most important intellectual figure of the twentieth century, Alejo Carpentier (1904-1980) was a novelist, a classically trained pianist and musicologist, a producer of avant-garde radio programming, and an influential theorist of politics and literature. Best known f
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