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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.

Alejo Carpentier

The Kingdom of This World

FSG Classics

Alejo Carpentier; Translated from the Spanish by Pablo Medina; Introduction by Edwidge Danticat
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A masterful new translation of a haunting novel of nineteenth-century Haiti

A few years after its liberation from harsh French colonial rule in 1803, Haiti endured a period...

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