Alejo Carpentier

Alejo Carpentier was born in Havana in 1904. He lived for many years in France and Venezuela but returned to Cuba after the revolution. One of the major Latin American writers of this century, he is the author of The Lost Steps, Explosion in a Cathedral, and The Chase. He died in Paris in 1980.


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The Kingdom of This World

Alejo Carpentier; Introduction by Edwidge Danticat; Translated by Harriet de Onís
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A few years after its liberation from the brutality of French colonial rule in 1803, Haiti endured a period of even greater brutality under the reign of King...


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