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Get to Know Us. Julianna rated it liked it Sep 19, But he does the sign the document to yy the process — as history says, it actually did not work out. En manos del gran escritor cubano, en efecto, la figura del de. Product details Paperback Publisher: Colombus was a selfish, brutal man who took South American’s as slaves and lied and cheated his way to his own notoriety.

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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 Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The book opens with Pope Pius IX as he considers signing papers that could lead to the beatification of Columbus in the mids.

As you can imagine, he can in no way find religious reasons for that in the life of Columbus, and has to turn implicitly to political reasons: Prior, Colombus had been maintained with that Western propaganda with hardly any blemish allowed, and therefore Carpentier’s book really set the story straight.


I thought this was a very vivid and powerful character portrait. It’s a short, very fast book, and certainly entertaining but it’s apparent that Carpentier wanted something more from his writing here, something prolific and earth-shattering.

Sep 23, German Patarroyo rated it really liked it. The plot follows Columbus’ struggle to launch the expedition and his sombta decisions on Cuba.

May 27, Mateo R. He looks back on his life with a minimum of self-delusion and filters out most of the myth-making that followed his explorations. Djamila Izquierdo rated it liked it Jun 01, Luis Mario rated it liked it May 15, Liesl rated it really liked it Jun 08, Please try again later.

In my defence, the first chapter actually begins with pope Pius contemplating the possibility of Christopher Columbus’ sainthood, so I took for granted it’s going to be about the beatification process.