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The Kingdom of This World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date April 30, 2006
Pages 180
Binding Paperback
Edition Italian edition
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374530112
ISBN-10 0374530114
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
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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 Henri-Christophe, who was born a slave in Grenada but rose to become the first black king in the Western Hemisphere. In prose of often dreamlike coloration and intensity, Alejo Carpentier records the destruction of the black regime—built on the same corruption and contempt for human life that brought down the French while embodying the same hollow grandeur of false elegance, attained only through slave labor—in an orgy of voodoo, race hatred, madness, and erotomania.


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With Harriet De Onis (other contributor) | Italian edition edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (April 30, 2006)
9780374530112 | details & prices | 180 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.00
About: 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 Henri-Christophe, who was born a slave in Grenada but rose to become the first black king in the Western Hemisphere.
With Alejo Carpentier | from Noonday Pr (December 1, 1989)
9780374521974 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $12.00
About: Reconstructs the bloody events in Haiti following the collapse of French colonial rule through the experiences of a former slave, Ti-Noel

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