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Explosion in a cathedral

Alejo Carpentier

Explosion in a cathedral

a novel

by Alejo Carpentier

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Published by Gollancz in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementtranslated from the French by John Sturrock.
The Physical Object
Pagination351p.,21cm
Number of Pages351
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16220176M

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Explosion in a Cathedral (Spanish title: El Siglo de las Luces, The Age of Enlightenment) is a historical novel by Cuban writer and musicologist Alejo Carpentier.

The book follows the story of three privileged Creole orphans from Havana, as they meet French adventurer Victor Hugues and get involved in the revolutionary turmoil that shook the Atlantic World at the end of the Author: Alejo Carpentier.

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), deals with the French Revolution, chiefly in the Caribbean. Not an ordinary historical novel, but rather a poetic, highly informed essay, it forth, in rich prose, a host of memorable impressions &#; of Revolutionary Paris, of Caribbean islands sweltering in the sunlight, and of the.

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