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Alejo Carpentier


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 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 previewHistorical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater (2016)

by Fran Mason

Alejo Carpentier González Echevarría, Roberto. Alejo Carpentier: The Pilgrim at Home. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1977. Angela Carter Blodgett, Harriet. “Fresh Iconography: Subversive Fantasy by Angela Carter.” Review of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Literature and Politics: S-Z (2005)

by M. Keith Booker

Alejo Carpentier: The Pilgrim at Home. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1977. , and Klaus Muller-Bergh. Alejo Carpentier: Bibliographical Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1983. Gordimer, Nadine. The Essential Gesture: Writing Politics and Places.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture (2004)

by Cordelia Candelaria

Writers like the Cuban Alejo Carpentier, the Peruvians Mario Vargas Llosa and Jose Maria Arguedas, the Brazilians Joao Guimaraes Rosa and Jorge Amado, and the Mexican Juan Rulfo deepened the texture of magic realism and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Political Thought (set) (2013)

by Gregory Claeys

We can note that these are reflected in the region's rich literary tradition, in which fiction is often an expression of political ideas (as in the work of Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Augusto Roa Bastos, Alejo Carpentier, Roberto ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Hispanic-American Literature (2015)

Alejo Carpentier (Cuba), and JoséDonoso (Chile ).

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 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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