Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Kindom of this World

Carpentier, Alejo, The Kindom of this World, (translation by Harriet de Onís), London: Victor Gollancz, ltd., 1967.

The Kingdom of This World (Spanish: El reino de este mundo) is a novella by Cuban author Alejo Carpentier, published in 1949 in his native Spanish and first translated into English in 1957. A work of historical fiction, it tells the story of Haiti before, during, and after the Haitian Revolution as seen by its central character, Ti Noel, who serves as the novel's connecting thread. Carpentier's work has been influenced by his multi-cultural experience and his passion for the arts, as well as by authors such as Miguel de Cervantes. The novel stems from the author's desire to retrace the roots and history of the New World, and is embedded with magic realism.

Ver además El Reino de Este Mundo.

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