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Carpentier, Alejo
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(Dec 26, 1904, Havanna – Apr 24, 1980, Paris), a major 20th-century novelist and musicologist of Franco-Russian extraction. His oeuvre consists of several essays, novellas and six novels, and may be seen as a historiography of European culture in the Ibero-American context, as well as of its decline in the wake of the liberation movements of the 18th and 19th centuries. It is dominated by political themes such as the revolution, its lack of authenticity, terror and the conjuring u…

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Hagel, Doris, “Carpentier, Alejo”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_02769>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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