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Alejo Carpentier

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Who is Alejo Carpentier?

Alejo Carpentier y Valmont was a Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist who greatly influenced Latin American literature during its famous "boom" period. Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Carpentier grew up in Havana, Cuba, and despite his European birthplace, he strongly self-identified as Cuban throughout his life. He traveled extensively, particularly in France, and to South America and Mexico, where he met prominent members of the Latin American cultural and artistic community. Carpentier took a keen interest in Latin American politics and often aligned himself with revolutionary movements, such as Fidel Castro's Communist Revolution in Cuba in the mid-20th century. Carpentier was jailed and exiled for his leftist political philosophies.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Literature and Politics: A-G (2005)

by M. Keith Booker

Alejo Carpentier: The Pilgrim at Home. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1977; Gonzalez Echeverria, Roberto, and Klaus Muller-Bergh. Alejo Carpentier: Bibliographical Guide. West- port, CT: Greenwood, 1983; Padura Fuentes, Leonardo. Un camino ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Novel (2014)

by Paul Schellinger

Alejo Carpentier: El reino de este mundo (1983), Carpentier ante la crítica: Bibliografía comentada (with Patricia Rubio, 1985), and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies (2001)

by John Charles Hawley

Klaus-Peter Miiller Alejo Carpentier (1904, Havana, Cuba-1980, Paris, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater (2007)

by Fran Mason

v '1 ~ ' ' Alejo Carpentier Gonzalez Echevarria,- Roberto. Alejo Carpentier:_The Pilgrim at Home. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Hispanic-American Literature (2015)

Alejo Carpentier (Cuba), and JoséDonoso (Chile). For these and other authors magical realism isamodethat captures the supernatural aspects ofLatinAmerican life. In Carpentier'sinfluential prologue tohis novelElreino ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century (2014)

by Lol Henderson, Lee Stacey

The Cuban novelist, poet, and musicologist Alejo Carpentier discoveredand revived some of this Baroque musical treasure, and thecomposer Alejandro Caturla (1906–40) set tomusic some of Carpentier's poetry and used other folk ...

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Those who have always had faith in its final success can do no less than rejoice as if it was our own triumph after five years of daily struggle to impose Cuban music on the European continent. (Alejo Carpentier)
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