By Roberto González Echevarría
Alejo Carpentier was once one of many maximum Latin American novelists of the 20th century, in addition to a musicologist, journalist, cultural promoter, and diplomat. His fictional international concerns from an encyclopedic wisdom of the heritage, paintings, track, and literature of Latin the USA and Europe. Carpentier’s novels and tales are the permitting discourse of today’s Latin American narrative, and his interpretation of Latin American background has been one of the such a lot influential. Carpentier was once the 1st to supply a complete view of Caribbean background that founded at the contribution of Africans, above and past the diversities created through eu cultures and languages. Alejo Carpentier: The Pilgrim at Home, first released in 1977 and up-to-date for this variation, covers the lifestyles and works of the nice Cuban novelist, supplying a brand new standpoint at the courting among the two.
González Echevarría deals special readings of the works La música en Cuba, The nation of This World, The misplaced Steps, and Explosion in a Cathedral. In a brand new concluding bankruptcy, he is taking up Carpentier’s final years, his dating with the Cuban progressive regime, and his final novels, El arpa y los angeles sombra and La consagración de l. a. primavera, during which Carpentier reviewed his existence and career.
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