El reino de este mundo, notas en ingles

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• El Reino De Este Mundo, a novella by Cuban author Alejo Carpentier, published in 1949 in Spanish.

• A work of historical fiction, it tells the story of Haiti before, during, and after theHaitian Revolution as seen by its central character, Ti Noel, who serves as the novel's connecting thread.

• Carpentier's work has been influenced by his multi-cultural experience and his passion forthe arts.

• The novel stems from the author's desire to retrace the roots and history of the New World, and is embedded with magic realism.

• Throughout the novel, varying perceptions of realitythat arise due to cultural differences between its characters are emphasized and contrasted.

• A style that blends history with fiction and uses repetition to emphasize the cyclical nature ofevents.

• he Kingdom of This World takes place prior to, during, and after the Haitian Revolution which led to the declaration of Haitian independence in 1804.

• This revolution was a turningpoint in global history because it was unthinkable and therefore challenged the prejudices of its time.

• Carpentier offers a diversified understanding of black society and its beliefs in The Kingdomof This World. There exists remarkable respect for accuracy on all sides including historical facts, character names, place names, and even street names. This adds to the key blend of marvellousfantasy and historical accuracy.

• The prologue to the novel is Carpentier’s most often quoted text, in which he coins the term lo real maravilloso ("marvellous reality") in reference to seeminglymiraculous occurrences in Latin America.

• Ti Noel, an illiterate slave, is a protagonist of African origin. He begins as a young slave who, during the unravelling of the novel, travels to Cuba beforereturning to Haiti.

• He is twice branded as a slave but now is a free man. Although he grows old, he remains a witness rather than actor and more often reacts to, as opposed to causes, events...
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