Alejo Carpentier: The Pilgrim at Home - Texas Pan American Series (Paperback)
  • Alejo Carpentier: The Pilgrim at Home - Texas Pan American Series (Paperback)
zoom

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

(author)
£24.99
Paperback 335 Pages / Published: 01/01/1991
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

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. Carpentier's novels and stories are the enabling discourse of today's 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.

Gonzalez Echevarria offers detailed readings of the works La musica en Cuba, The Kingdom of This World, The Lost Steps, and Explosion in a Cathedral. In a new concluding chapter, he takes up Carpentier's last years, his relationship with the Cuban revolutionary regime, and his last two novels, El arpa y la sombra and La consagracion de la primavera, in which Carpentier reviewed his life and career.

Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292704176
Number of pages: 335
Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"One of the most insightful and complete critical treatments of the life and works of a figure who has dominated Spanish American letters in this century and who has been credited with inventing the term 'magical realism.' . . . It is a very readable text, written with clarity and grace of style. It should be high on the list of anyone interested in the personality and literary production of Alejo Carpentier, as well as in the intellectual milieu out of which he arose." * Latin American Anthropology Review *
"It is impossible to convey in a review the endless richness of discovery and insight on adjacent topics that constitute this book ... In [Gonzalez Echevarria's] work conceptual intelligence and critical subtlety are combined . . . His work is, without a doubt, a definitive contribution to the criticism of the Cuban author." * Vuelta *

You may also be interested in...

Autumn Journal
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
On Writing
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
A Moveable Feast
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
A Sort Of Life
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
How Fiction Works
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Boyhood
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
How to Live
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Wide Sargasso Sea
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Added to basket
The Art of Fiction
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Woodlanders
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Darkness Visible
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Flatland
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.