Царството тук на земята

A few years after its liberation from the brutality of French colonial rule in Haiti endured a period of even greater brutality under the reign of King Henri Christophe who was born a slave in

  • Title: Царството тук на земята
  • Author: Alejo Carpentier Тодор Нейков
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 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 thA 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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    1. My plan for the month is to read everything he's written. I bought this five hours ago and have read it twice.

    2. Violent slave uprisings, the reign of the first black king of Haiti, the perverse twilight of European decadence, and the pervasive role of voodoo - all recounted in a lush and sensory prose style that was clearly the inspiration for Gabriel Garcia Marquez's own sentences. Written in 1949, "The Kingdom of this World" is also the precursor of the Latin American literary boom in general. A book about animism, it's narrated from the inside-out, skipping between consciousnesses and spanning years wi [...]

    3. a brilliant and tragic novella about the Haitian liberation from French rule and the government which follows as seen through the eyes of Ti-Noel, a slave. along with mariano azuela's the underdogs i cannot think of a book that more effectively illustrates the final words of orwell's animal farm:"No question now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was [...]

    4. El Reino de Este Mundo es uno de mis libros favoritos y uno que siempre recuerdo con cariño porque lo descubrí durante mi época de universitaria, en mi clase de literatura latinoamericana. Hacía bastantes años que no lo leía pero ha sido de esos libros que me marcaron, y me permitieron adentrarme y conocer un poco más de la literatura del continente. Si bien todas las novelas de Carpentier contienen elementos de su admiración por la región, creo que El Reino… es su declaración de amo [...]

    5. কিছু কিছু বই আছে - পাঠকের অতীতের সমস্ত পড়াকে মুহূর্তের জন্যে হলেও ম্লান করে দেয়, বানের জোয়ারের মত ভাসিয়ে নিয়ে যায়, "সাহিত্য" বলতে আজ পর্যন্ত যা কিছু বুঝে এসেছি সেই সমস্ত ধারণা উড়িয়ে দিয়ে গুঁড়ি [...]

    6. Interesting and beautiful. Not my cup of tea though.By the way, since the distortedness of book and movie blurbs is a pet peeve of mine, let me reflect a bit on the racist boiler-plate pap that appears in the blurb above and (in a slightly different version) on the cover of my edition of the book. Here it is:"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 [...]

    7. O Reino Deste Mundo - narrado no estilo realismo mágico, característico de Alejo Carpentier - é a história da revolução Haitiana e do seu mítico líder Mackandal, morto na fogueira em 1758. Alguns comentários sobre esta novela e o seu autor:Mário Vargas Llosa"uma das mais acabadas que a língua espanhola já produziu.;Le Figaro Littéraire"O melhor romance que apareceu na América Latina dos nossos tempos.";O Editor"Carpentier alcança o ser humano de forma única. A sua obra é insubst [...]

    8. Este es uno de los más claros ejemplos de que hay que dar una oportunidad a los libros. Una vez superada la sensación de extrañeza, es una gran lectura

    9. Haiti. A slave revolt. The end of the French rule. The first Negro king. His overthrow. Slaves deposing masters, becoming new masters with their own slaves, then being thrown out themselves. "This endless return of chains, this rebirth of shackles, this proliferation of suffering, (this) proof of the uselessness of all revolt."The language is laconic, desert-like and strange. Of legends and lore, superstitions, magical powers, numbing brutality, sex, alien names and places.And a typo, towards th [...]

    10. برای من شنیدن اسم آلخو کارپانتیه همیشه با نوعی احساس ترس هیجان انگیز همراه بوده.در قلمرو این عالم تاریخ افسانه‌ای هائیتی با سبک رئالیسم جادویی روایت می‌شود.گابریل گارسیا مارکز پیشگفتار این رمان را نخستین متن نظری درباره‌ی رئالیسم جادویی می‌داند.و من هنوز نمی‌دانم چرا با [...]

    11. For a "literature and politics" class. Looking forward to ithyperviolent, blazingly paced, surreal, satirically grotesque, oeneric gallows humor elaborately detailed with its almost breathless nightmare of vision. It reminds me of the old canard about the monster of revolution eating its children, almost as if by natural law. The story of Haiti, in Carpentier's eyes, seems to match up with that rather grim proclamation. They say this is one of the forerunner of magical realism, and it's not hard [...]

    12. Lewdness and avarice rule the world… And those in thrall want freedom in order to be free to rape and rob…“After bathing their arms in the blood of the white man, the Negroes ran toward the big house, shouting death to the master, to the Governor, to God, and to all the Frenchmen in the world. But driven by a longstanding thirst, most of them rushed to the cellar looking for liquor. Pick blows demolished kegs of salt fish. Their staves sprung, casks began to gush wine, reddening the women [...]

    13. Esta novela es absolutamente deslumbrante por muchos motivos. Carpentier dice en el prólogo que la crónica de América no es sino la crónica de lo real maravilloso. Y a decir verdad, si no hubiese estado googleando a los personajes reales y los escenarios y eventos que inspiraron a Carpentier, hubiese pensado que se trataba de un delirio del escritor. Pero no: todo lo que Carpentier cuenta sucedió. Quizás lo más inverosímil de todo sea que una rebelión esclava, la primera del continente, [...]

    14. 4.5 stars.I actually finished this over a month ago, but then didn't just sit down to review this. I even began this review once or twice but was unable to finish it. Not because of any feelings I had about this book either I'm just busy, and I'll do dumb shit like start a review repeatedly and then abandon it. I feel like I'm doing such a good book an injustice for letting my enthusiasm wane for over a month before finally getting around to this review.I had my ups and downs with this book, alt [...]

    15. Extraordinary. This is the book where Carpentier is credited with introducing the concept of "Magical Realism" (His actual term was "real marvelloso"). The book covers the history of Haiti from Macandal's uprising through the revolution that tossed out the French, to Henri Christophe's brutal regime and the building of his fortress that never fired a shot, to his downfall and the rise of the next brand of tyranny. The story is narrated through a few characters, but primarily through an ancient ( [...]

    16. A short historical novel of Haiti around the time of that country’s slave revolt in 1804. The story is told by a slave who is eventually freed in the revolution but simply ends up trading slavery for serfdom. In fact he is re-enslaved for a time simply by passing by the site where the massive Sans-Souci palace is being constructed by slaves for King Henri Christophe and he is forced back into slavery. The story reflects the incredible chaos, brutality and societal inequity that Haiti has under [...]

    17. I had never heard of Alejo Carpentier until I came across this neat book, sadly, it's quite short (my edition was 89 pages).

    18. El reino de este mundo, Alejo Carpentierعنوان: قلمرو این عالم ؛ آلخو کارپانتیه؛ مترجم: کاوه میرعباسی؛ تهران، نشر نیکا، 1391، در 175 ص؛ شابک: 9786005906455؛

    19. Ovo je školski primer toga kako nedostatak predgovora može da baci čitaoca u enigmu ako ne zna istoriju Haitija, vudua, i čega sve ne. Malo je nezahvalno ovo čitati ako nemate brz Gugl.

    20. This review first appeared on the magic realism blog - magic-realism-booksThis is arguably the book that launched Latin American magic realism. First published in 1949, the book opens with a prologue which sets out to distinguish what the Cuban author calls the "marvellous reality" of Latin America from the surrealist marvellous of Europe:But what many forget, in disguising themselves as cheap magicians, is that the marvellous becomes unequivocally marvellous when it arises from an unexpected al [...]

    21. Alejo Carpentier uses his novel The Kingdom of This World to warn Cuban citizens about the risks involved with overthrowing the government. Carpentier describes the fictional life of Ti Noel, a slave who takes part in the Haitian Revolution, to help warn his countrymen about how revolutionary leaders can abandon their promises of a better life for the average citizen in order to achieve greater personal glory and wealth. His writing shows that people must have realistic expectations for the futu [...]

    22. The Kingdom of This World is truly a must-read for anyone even remotely interested in Haiti. Alejo Carpentier’s vivid descriptions bring Haiti to life and acknowledge both the hardship and success its people have experienced for more than three hundred years. Perhaps most noteably, the novel offers a sharp contrast to many non-Haitian people’s notion that Haiti is simply another unimportant, undeveloped, Third World country and celebrates all that Haiti has overcome and its journey toward a [...]

    23. Excelente novela. Carpentier a través de su prosa nos lleva por Haití en los años de mucha inestabilidad política. Con su técnica denominada como lo "real-maravilloso" describe escenarios únicos en esta isla caribeña con un toque sobre-natural o místico (similar al realismo mágico). A través de la novela hay muchas referencias a los "orishas" y el "voodoo" y sobre todo una presencia constante de la música. Realmente fue una experiencia gratificante leer su prosa y sobre todo pude apre [...]

    24. There's no doubt that Carpentier's novel, "The Kingdom of This World," is a masterful exercise in story-telling. His construction of a free indirect third person narrator allows him to leverage a reader's sympathy for Ti Noël's experiences while also providing Carpentier with the freedom to move to other characters' perspectives throughout the novel. His inclusion of multiple viewpoints speaks to the heterogeneous complexity of Haiti's evolving identity during this time period and it also drama [...]

    25. Recuerdo que cuando lo empecé a leer no me convencía, pero me alegro de haber insistido. Simplemente, me encantó.

    26. Препоръчаха ми Алехо Карпентиер преди една едноседмична ваканция в Куба. Тогава прочетох „Векът на просвещението“ (довърших я в Куба, всъщност). След това, вече обратно тук прочетох „Бароков концерт“. А за десерт - „Царството тук на земята“.В книгите на Карпентиер Америк [...]

    27. Oudon eksoottinen, eksoottisen outo. Haitin historia ei totisesti ole sitä tutuinta, mutta Carpentier heittää lukijansa suoraan keskelle sen maagisrealistista historiaa ja todellisuutta. Kyllä saa pieni aina olla suuren tiellä, taistella ja kapinoida, ja kuitenkin lopulta aina tulee ruoskasta.Kiehtova kirja.

    28. الإنسان الذي يسحقه الألم والمهام الشاقة,الإنسان الجميل في بؤسه, القادر على الحب وسط المصائب, لا يستطيع أن يجد عظمته وأعلى قيمة له إلا في مملكة هذا العالم.

    29. Walking, walking, up and down, down and up, the Negro began to think that the chamber music orchestras of San Souci, the splendor of the uniforms, and the statues of naked white women soaking up the sun on their scrolled pedestals among the sculptured boxwood hedging the flowerbeds were all the product of a slavery as abominable as that he had known on the plantation of M. Lenormand de Mézy. Even worse, for there was a limitless affront in being beaten by a Negro as black as oneself, as thick-l [...]

    30. Seen through the eyes of the black plantation slave worker Ti Noel, Carpentier’s The Kingdom of his World showed how the oppressive and exploitative colonial order was succeeded by a string of equally unwelcome dispensations that merely replaced the white overlords with black ones.In a colorful narrative that crammed the passing of decades in a few lifelike yet compact chapters, Ti Noel witnesses the events leading to Macandal’s early uprisings and the Haitian revolutionary war for independe [...]

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