Alejo Carpentier: The Pilgrim at Home (Texas Pan American Series)

Alejo Carpentier: The Pilgrim at Home (Texas Pan American Series) by Roberto Gonzlez Echevarra 0292704178 9780292704176
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Alejo Carpentier was one of the greatest Latin American novelists of the twentieth century, as well as a musicologist, journalist, cultural promoter, and diplomat. His fictional world issues from an encyclopedic knowledge of the history, art, music, and literature of Latin America and Europe. Carpentiers novels and stories are the enabling discourse of todays Latin American narrative, and his interpretation of Latin American history has been among the most influential. Carpentier was the first to provide a comprehensive view of Caribbean history that centered on the contribution of Africans, above and beyond the differences created by European cultures and languages. Alejo Carpentier: The Pilgrim at Home, first published in 1977 and updated for this edition, covers the life and works of the great Cuban novelist, offering a new perspective on the relationship between the two. Gonzlez Echevarra offers detailed readings of the works La msica en Cuba, The Kingdom of This World, The Lost Steps, and Explosion in a Cathedral. In a new concluding chapter, he takes up Carpentiers last years, his relationship with the Cuban revolutionary regime, and his last two novels, El arpa y la sombra and La consagracin de la primavera, in which Carpentier reviewed his life and career.

Author: Roberto Gonzlez Echevarra

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 335

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Publication Date: 1991-01-01


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