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If you are fascinated by Americas’ official discoverer, then this book is for you. Open Preview See a Problem? Well written, at least Polish translation is, no complaints on this from me. Refresh and try again. Just in time for Columbus Day!

Columbus’ spirit haunts the Vatican hearing on whether to make him a saint, and the differing views are pungent and vivid. Carepntier are no discussion topics on this book yet. Pedro rated it really liked it Mar 11, And, again, it was for the time it was published, but now the book feels a little bit flat as the truth of Colombus’ character is more widely known. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.


Well written, at least Polish translation is, no complaints on this from Initially, I was reading with wrong expectations. Ep Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Is a must to read. Carpentier no para de sorprenderme. However, much like Pasosas soon as your head wraps around the story and gets into the characters, a whole new world opens before you.

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There’s a lot that’s happening, but at the same time there’s an apparent linearity to all of the events, a rapidity that seems to lose the impact possible in certain locations as it speeds from one encounter to the next. I’d recommend the book; it is certainly important, and definitely fun.

Susan Fonseca rated it liked it Dec 23, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Melanie rated it liked it Jul 24, Although born in Switzerland, he grew up in Havana, Cuba, and strongly self-identified as Cuban throughout his life.

Write a customer review. Carpentier makes Colombus as he was, or at least mostly.

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Melanie rated it liked it Jul 24, 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.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. 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. 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 He died in Paris in and was buried in Havana.

Prior, Colombus had been maintained with that Western propaganda with hardly any blemish allowed, and therefore Carpentier’s book really set the story straight.

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