El reino de este mundo Best Read || [Alejo Carpentier], El reino de este mundo, Alejo Carpentier, El reino de este mundo Novela calificada por Mario Vargas Llosa como una de las m s acabadas que haya producido la lengua espa ola El reino de este mundo recrea de forma incomparable los acontecimientos que a caballo entre los siglos XVIII y XIX precedieron y siguieron a la independencia haitiana Estimulado por la prodigiosa historia original y vali ndose de su consumado arte de eNovela c El reino de este mundo Best Read || [Alejo Carpentier] - El reino de este mundo, El reino de este mundo Novela calificada por Mario Vargas Llosa como una de las m s acabadas que haya producido la lengua espa ola El reino de este mundo recrea de forma incomparable los acontecimientos que a caball
El reino de este mundo Best Read || [Alejo Carpentier] - El reino de este mundo, El reino de este mundo Novela calificada por Mario Vargas Llosa como una de las m s acabadas que haya producido la lengua espa ola El reino de este mundo recrea de forma incomparable los acontecimientos que a caball
My plan for the month is to read everything he s written I bought this five hours ago and have read it twice.
Violent slave uprisings, the reign of the first black king of Haiti, the perverse twilight of European decadence, and the pervasive role of voodoo all recounted in a lush and sensory prose style that was clearly the inspiration for Gabriel Garcia Marquez s own sentences Written in 1949, The Kingdom of this World is also the precursor of the Latin American literary boom in general A book about animism, it s narrated from the inside out, skipping between consciousnesses and spanning years without [...]
a brilliant and tragic novella about the Haitian liberation from French rule and the government which follows as seen through the eyes of Ti Noel, a slave along with mariano azuela s the underdogs i cannot think of a book that effectively illustrates the final words of orwell s animal farm No question now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again but already it was impossible to say which was which.
El Reino de Este Mundo es uno de mis libros favoritos y uno que siempre recuerdo con cari o porque lo descubr durante mi poca de universitaria, en mi clase de literatura latinoamericana Hac a bastantes a os que no lo le a pero ha sido de esos libros que me marcaron, y me permitieron adentrarme y conocer un poco m s de la literatura del continente Si bien todas las novelas de Carpentier contienen elementos de su admiraci n por la regi n, creo que El Reino es su declaraci n de amor a nuestra Am ri [...]
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Interesting and beautiful Not my cup of tea though.By the way, since the distortedness of book and movie blurbs is a pet peeve of mine, let me reflect a bit on the racist boiler plate pap that appears in the blurb above and in a slightly different version on the cover of my edition of the book Here it is A few years after its liberation from the brutality of French colonial rule in 1803, Haiti endured a period of even greater brutality under the reign of King Henri Christophe, who was born a sla [...]
O Reino Deste Mundo narrado no estilo realismo m gico, caracter stico de Alejo Carpentier a hist ria da revolu o Haitiana e do seu m tico l der Mackandal, morto na fogueira em 1758 Alguns coment rios sobre esta novela e o seu autor M rio Vargas Llosa uma das mais acabadas que a l ngua espanhola j produziu Le Figaro Litt raire O melhor romance que apareceu na Am rica Latina dos nossos tempos O Editor Carpentier alcan a o ser humano de forma nica A sua obra insubstitu vel e incompar vel No que est [...]
Este es uno de los m s claros ejemplos de que hay que dar una oportunidad a los libros Una vez superada la sensaci n de extra eza, es una gran lectura
Haiti A slave revolt The end of the French rule The first Negro king His overthrow Slaves deposing masters, becoming new masters with their own slaves, then being thrown out themselves This endless return of chains, this rebirth of shackles, this proliferation of suffering, this proof of the uselessness of all revolt The language is laconic, desert like and strange Of legends and lore, superstitions, magical powers, numbing brutality, sex, alien names and places.And a typo, towards the end, righ [...]
For a literature and politics class Looking forward to ithyperviolent, blazingly paced, surreal, satirically grotesque, oeneric gallows humor elaborately detailed with its almost breathless nightmare of vision It reminds me of the old canard about the monster of revolution eating its children, almost as if by natural law The story of Haiti, in Carpentier s eyes, seems to match up with that rather grim proclamation They say this is one of the forerunner of magical realism, and it s not hard to se [...]
Lewdness and avarice rule the world And those in thrall want freedom in order to be free to rape and rob After bathing their arms in the blood of the white man, the Negroes ran toward the big house, shouting death to the master, to the Governor, to God, and to all the Frenchmen in the world But driven by a longstanding thirst, most of them rushed to the cellar looking for liquor Pick blows demolished kegs of salt fish Their staves sprung, casks began to gush wine, reddening the women s skirts Sn [...]
Esta novela es absolutamente deslumbrante por muchos motivos Carpentier dice en el pr logo que la cr nica de Am rica no es sino la cr nica de lo real maravilloso Y a decir verdad, si no hubiese estado googleando a los personajes reales y los escenarios y eventos que inspiraron a Carpentier, hubiese pensado que se trataba de un delirio del escritor Pero no todo lo que Carpentier cuenta sucedi Quiz s lo m s inveros mil de todo sea que una rebeli n esclava, la primera del continente, haya resultado [...]
4.5 stars.I actually finished this over a month ago, but then didn t just sit down to review this I even began this review once or twice but was unable to finish it Not because of any feelings I had about this book either I m just busy, and I ll do dumb shit like start a review repeatedly and then abandon it I feel like I m doing such a good book an injustice for letting my enthusiasm wane for over a month before finally getting around to this review.I had my ups and downs with this book, althou [...]
Extraordinary This is the book where Carpentier is credited with introducing the concept of Magical Realism His actual term was real marvelloso The book covers the history of Haiti from Macandal s uprising through the revolution that tossed out the French, to Henri Christophe s brutal regime and the building of his fortress that never fired a shot, to his downfall and the rise of the next brand of tyranny The story is narrated through a few characters, but primarily through an ancient by the end [...]
A short historical novel of Haiti around the time of that country s slave revolt in 1804 The story is told by a slave who is eventually freed in the revolution but simply ends up trading slavery for serfdom In fact he is re enslaved for a time simply by passing by the site where the massive Sans Souci palace is being constructed by slaves for King Henri Christophe and he is forced back into slavery The story reflects the incredible chaos, brutality and societal inequity that Haiti has undergone [...]
I had never heard of Alejo Carpentier until I came across this neat book, sadly, it s quite short my edition was 89 pages.
El reino de este mundo, Alejo Carpentier 1391 175 9786005906455
Ovo je kolski primer toga kako nedostatak predgovora mo e da baci itaoca u enigmu ako ne zna istoriju Haitija, vudua, i ega sve ne Malo je nezahvalno ovo itati ako nemate brz Gugl.
This review first appeared on the magic realism blog magic realism booksThis is arguably the book that launched Latin American magic realism First published in 1949, the book opens with a prologue which sets out to distinguish what the Cuban author calls the marvellous reality of Latin America from the surrealist marvellous of Europe But what many forget, in disguising themselves as cheap magicians, is that the marvellous becomes unequivocally marvellous when it arises from an unexpected alterat [...]
Alejo Carpentier uses his novel The Kingdom of This World to warn Cuban citizens about the risks involved with overthrowing the government Carpentier describes the fictional life of Ti Noel, a slave who takes part in the Haitian Revolution, to help warn his countrymen about how revolutionary leaders can abandon their promises of a better life for the average citizen in order to achieve greater personal glory and wealth His writing shows that people must have realistic expectations for the future [...]
The Kingdom of This World is truly a must read for anyone even remotely interested in Haiti Alejo Carpentier s vivid descriptions bring Haiti to life and acknowledge both the hardship and success its people have experienced for than three hundred years Perhaps most noteably, the novel offers a sharp contrast to many non Haitian people s notion that Haiti is simply another unimportant, undeveloped, Third World country and celebrates all that Haiti has overcome and its journey toward a better, br [...]
Excelente novela Carpentier a trav s de su prosa nos lleva por Hait en los a os de mucha inestabilidad pol tica Con su t cnica denominada como lo real maravilloso describe escenarios nicos en esta isla caribe a con un toque sobre natural o m stico similar al realismo m gico A trav s de la novela hay muchas referencias a los orishas y el voodoo y sobre todo una presencia constante de la m sica Realmente fue una experiencia gratificante leer su prosa y sobre todo pude aprender un poco m s sobre un [...]
There s no doubt that Carpentier s novel, The Kingdom of This World, is a masterful exercise in story telling His construction of a free indirect third person narrator allows him to leverage a reader s sympathy for Ti No l s experiences while also providing Carpentier with the freedom to move to other characters perspectives throughout the novel His inclusion of multiple viewpoints speaks to the heterogeneous complexity of Haiti s evolving identity during this time period and it also dramatizes [...]
Recuerdo que cuando lo empec a leer no me convenc a, pero me alegro de haber insistido Simplemente, me encant.
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Oudon eksoottinen, eksoottisen outo Haitin historia ei totisesti ole sit tutuinta, mutta Carpentier heitt lukijansa suoraan keskelle sen maagisrealistista historiaa ja todellisuutta Kyll saa pieni aina olla suuren tiell , taistella ja kapinoida, ja kuitenkin lopulta aina tulee ruoskasta.Kiehtova kirja.
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Walking, walking, up and down, down and up, the Negro began to think that the chamber music orchestras of San Souci, the splendor of the uniforms, and the statues of naked white women soaking up the sun on their scrolled pedestals among the sculptured boxwood hedging the flowerbeds were all the product of a slavery as abominable as that he had known on the plantation of M Lenormand de M zy Even worse, for there was a limitless affront in being beaten by a Negro as black as oneself, as thick lipp [...]
Seen through the eyes of the black plantation slave worker Ti Noel, Carpentier s The Kingdom of his World showed how the oppressive and exploitative colonial order was succeeded by a string of equally unwelcome dispensations that merely replaced the white overlords with black ones.In a colorful narrative that crammed the passing of decades in a few lifelike yet compact chapters, Ti Noel witnesses the events leading to Macandal s early uprisings and the Haitian revolutionary war for independence [...]