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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Minnesota Pr
Publication date March 1, 2001
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780816638093
ISBN-10 0816638098
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $18.50
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Fiction

Introduction by Timothy Brennan

Three works of fiction by the inventor of magic realism-now back in print!

"In a nameless, Havana-like city, an anonymous man flees a team of shadowy, relentless political assassins, and ultimately takes refuge in a symphony auditorium during a performance of Beethoven's Eroica. . . . This nightmarish novel does not so much tell a story as map the secret political infrastructure of cities, governments, churches, music, and bodies." The Independent

"Carpentier was one of the early giants of modern Latin American literature, a man whose writing helped shape and define the period of 'magic realism.' . . . [The Chase is] a masterpiece." New York Times Book Review

"A taut tale of political violence and psychological suspense." San Francisco Chronicle

"One of the few perfect novellas in Spanish." G. Cabrera Infante

Perhaps Cuba's most important intellectual figure of the twentieth century, Alejo Carpentier (1904-1980) was a novelist, a classically trained pianist and musicologist, a producer of avant-garde radio programming, and an influential theorist of politics and literature. Best known for his novels, Carpentier also collaborated with such luminaries as Igor Stravinsky, Darius Milhaud, Georges Bataille, and Antonin Artaud. Born in Havana, he lived for many years in France and Venezuela but returned to Cuba after the 1959 revolution.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374120832
 
With Alfred MacAdam (other contributor) | from Farrar Straus & Giroux (October 1, 1989)
9780374120832 | details & prices | List price $16.95
About: Havana of 1956 and Batista's tyrannical rule serve as the backdrop for the story of two young men whose lives become intertwined with the prostitute, Estrella
Paperback
Book cover for 9780374522391 Book cover for 9780816638093
 
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With Alfred MacAdam (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Univ of Minnesota Pr (March 1, 2001)
9780816638093 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $18.50
About: Fiction Introduction by Timothy Brennan Three works of fiction by the inventor of magic realism-now back in print!
from Noonday Pr (September 1, 1990)
9780374522391 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $13.00
About: Perhaps Cuba's most important intellectual figure of the twentieth century, Alejo Carpentier (1904-1980) was a novelist, a classically trained pianist and musicologist, a producer of avant-garde radio programming, and an influential theorist of politics and literature.

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