FonoLibro se enorgullece en presentar la obra cumbre de la literatura Cubana, Cecilia Valdés, del escritor Cirilo Villaverde, la cual es considerada la novela. Cecilia Valdés o la loma del angel [Cirilo Villaverde, Jean Lamore] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rare Book. Cecilia Valdés is arguably the most important novel of 19th century Cuba. Originally published in New York City in , Cirilo Villaverde’s novel has fascinated.

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. No es que los apruebe, ni que comparta su pensar, pero los comprendo; y este libro me ha ayudado mucho a eso. Al leer esta narrativa situada en Cuba en el siglo XVIIII, se reconocen con no mucha sorpresa las nociones racistas con que hemos crecido.

Return to Book Page. I judge this famous novel in scope is not unlike a Cuban “War and Peace. Cecilia Valdes Cirilo Villaverde E-bok.

In different parts of the book, her grandmother and great-grandmother are described as mulatto with white fathers. See all 5 reviews.

Dec 23, David added it. Also, Leonardo’s mother refers to herself as creole and her husband as Spanish from Spain. Isabel, who was always tender-hearted and anti-slavery, cillaverde to join a convent. I’d have welcomed a ‘Table of Personages’, though all relationships not at all easy to lay forth. Views Read Edit View history. The book was edited in Barcelona, Spain which makes those errors unacceptable.


Cecilia Valdes: Or El Angel Hill by Cirilo Villaverde

In Villaverde’s novel completed inthe melodramatic plot serves as a background for social life in Cuba, with slavery, injustice, crises and personal tragedies, following colorful presentation in detailed characterization and description, even to the point that plot itself loses its vwlds at times, long before reaching its climax, as if author had lost interest in his story and wanted to finish it as fast as possible.

In he escaped and eventually settled in New York City, where he continued his political activism against the Colonial Regime in Cuba. The story is like a Greek tragedy, even Shakespearean. Villaverde died in exile in Torn from the Nest Clorinda Matto de Turner. Please contact Customer Services and request “Return Authorisation” before you send your item back to us.

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After the earliest somewhat fragmented part is finished, the more coherent detailed story line ensues so clearly written, painting a clear and often painful picture of lower and upper and mixed-blood Cuban life of the midth century.

Set in the Havana of the ciirilo, the novel introduces cidilo to Cecilia, a beautiful light-skinned mulatta, who is being pursued by the son of a Spanish slave trader, named Leonardo. Cecilia Valds thus presents a vast portrait of sexual, social, and racial oppression, and the lived experience of Spanish colonialism cirili Cuba. Villaverde’s novel is a source of great Cuban literary pride, and many lazily refer to it as the country’s first great piece of fiction.


Unbeknownst to the two, they cecillia the children of the same father. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Regardless, no matter how her lover, Leonardo, felt about her, he could not marry her and expect to be accepted by his vlilaverde and friends. As for Cecilia, our mixed-race heroine, she is often described as looking very much like her lover’s sister who is white. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Read this book for the setting, the history and the story vignettes and significantly for me the side characters slaves etc were the more interesting.

Studying the book for my PhD exam alongside contemporary works like Huck Finn and Silas LaphamI wondered if the book isn’t as “American” as it is “Cuban” considering Villaverde wrote it after living in the United States for decades, but that’s a question for a longer investigation In this new English translation, a vast landscape emerges of the moral, vil,averde, and sexual depravity caused by slavery and colonialism.

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