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La Renuncia del Heroe Baltasar: Conferencias Pronunciadas Por Alejandro Cadalso en el Ateneo Puertorriqueno, del 4 al 10 de Enero de 1938
La renuncia del hiroe Baltasar is about a fictional eighteeth-century slave revolt in Puerto Rico; facts that in themselves never were, but could have been. Rodriguez Julia's first novel, with its "invented eighteenth century," is representative of his generation; s attitude towards the past; constructing imaginative recreations of history.
Hardcover, 136 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Fondo de Cultura Economica USA
(first published October 1997)
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Dec 20, 2009 Camille rated it did not like it · review of another edition
the description of this book was far from being the actual case in my opinion. i thought this book was terribly boring. the cover says it is a novel, but it is structured as if it was the transcript of a really boring lecture. where was the story? when i first started reading it, i thought the lecture was just giving a background to the story and then the next chapter would be more in the form of a story, the story of the marriage. but that was not the case. where was the excitement? did i miss ...more
Puerto Rican essayist and novelist present in the literary scene since the seventies, with the publication of La renuncia del héroe Baltasar. His works are always linked to Puerto Rican history; portaits of its modern socio-politics, and its colonial ups and downs.More about Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá...