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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.
- also known as Alejo Carpentier y Valmont
- born on (111 years ago) in Lausanne
- nationality: Cuba
- profession: Novelist, writer, essayist
- died on (35 years ago) in Paris
- buried in Colon Cemetery, Havana
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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 ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
by John Charles Hawley
Klaus-Peter Miiller Alejo Carpentier (1904, Havana, Cuba-1980, Paris, ...
by Fran Mason
v '1 ~ ' ' Alejo Carpentier Gonzalez Echevarria,- Roberto. Alejo Carpentier:_The Pilgrim at Home. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, ...
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 ...
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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Quotes about Alejo Carpentier
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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