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1492: The Life and Times of Juan Cabezon of Castile e-book

Author:

B. Ferber,Homero Aridjis

Language:

English

Category:

Fiction

Subcategory:

Genre Fiction

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1496 kb

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Rating:

4.7

Publisher:

Andre Deutsch Ltd; Later Printing edition (October 3, 1991)

Pages:

368

ISBN:

0233987274

1492: The Life and Times of Juan Cabezon of Castile e-book

by B. Ferber,Homero Aridjis


Homero Aridjis, one of Mexico's foremost poets and novelists, has published more than twenty books, most recently . In my view, this author uses perfectly chosen words to weave a vividly colored tapestry of life in Spain in 1492.

Homero Aridjis, one of Mexico's foremost poets and novelists, has published more than twenty books, most recently a collection with New Directions. He lives in Mexico City. Despite expectations the title might evoke, this book has essentially nothing to do with Columbus. Rather, the story is populated with ordinary people attempting to cope with life during the religious upheavals of the time.

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1492 The Life and Times of Juan Cabezon of Castile By Homero Aridjis Translated by Betty Ferber. Then he picks up his tale of Juan and other "conversos" (converts) and their oppression at the hands of the "Dominican reverends. Along the way, Juan encounters prostitutes, musicians, beggars and thieves who frequently have other things on their minds than religion.

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1492: The Life and Times of Juan Cabezón of Castile was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. In 1965, Aridjis married Betty Ferber. He received the Prix Roger Caillois in France for his poetry and prose and Serbia's highest literary honor, the Smederevo Golden Key Prize, for his poetry. In 2005 the state of Michoacán awarded him the first Erendira State Prize for the Arts. They have two daughters, Eva Aridjis, a filmmaker in New York City (Niños de la calle, La Santa Muerte, The Favor, The Blue Eyes, "Chuy, el hombre lobo") and writer Chloe Aridjis, in London (Asunder, Book of Clouds, Topografía de lo insólito). Critical appreciation.

A best seller in Latin America in the 1980s, this novel of life in fifteenth-century Spain depicts a world in which both the Moors and the Jews are under attack. 1492 : The Life and Time of Juan Cabezon of Castile. Select Format: Hardcover.

A best seller in Latin America in the 1980s, this novel of life in fifteenth-century Spain depicts a world in which both the Moors and the Jews are under attack.

Vida y tiempos de Juan Cabezón de Castilla es sin duda una de las novelas de mayor relieve del siglo XX, digna de figurar entre las obras maestras de la narrativa hispanoamericana. Giuseppe Bellini, Nueva historia de la literatura Hispanoamericana-. En esta novela de lectura bastante amena, que trata de un capítulo muy especial y doloroso de nuestra historia, Homero Aridjis combina erudición, sensibilidad e imaginación poética. Yo la recomiendo calurosamente. A best seller in Latin America in the 1980s, this novel of life in fifteenth-century Spain depicts a world in which both the Moors and the Jews are under attack.

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Aridjis’s novels translated into English include 1492: The Life and Times of Juan Cabezon of Castile (trans. Betty Ferber, 1991), named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and The Lord of the Last Days: Visions of the Year 1000 (trans. His memoir The Child Poet, originally published in Spanish in 1971, was translated into English by Chloe Aridjis and published in 2016. News of the Earth (trans.

Aridjis's Spain of 1492 is a decidedly very nasty place-with unpleasant .

Aridjis's Spain of 1492 is a decidedly very nasty place-with unpleasant rulers and clerics, and only a few good ordinary people-and certainly it's not the country suited to be in charge of a New World about to be born. Mexican writer Aridjis's first novel to appear in English is appropriately topical in period and theme-but regrettably muffles its impact in an avalanche of picaresque incidents and Rabelaisian characters.

This 284-page hardcover was published by Andre Deutsch Limited in 1991 (1st edition).
Dorizius
I read 100 pages of 1492 when i'd had enough of the grotesque supporting characters and their ridiculous dialogue. At that point the plot had barely gotten into motion and the hero-narrator was still 2-dimensional.

All the characters talk at each other in epigrams. They perpetually vie to out philosophize, out boast, out insult, and out name-drop each other. While this talk is entertaining, there is way to much of it. And as it roils on such minor matters as plot and character development have to wait.

I am genuinely interested in the subject of secret Jews and the Inquisition, and the first chapters promised an entertaining and informative read. I admire the author's beautiful style and fluid recreation of Renaissance prose, but less would have been more. I just couldn't stand listening to the demi-monde of 15th C Madrid verbally throw elbows and oh so mock elegantly babble on and on.
Cordanara
Part picaresque novel, part moving romance, part historical document, this extraordinary reconstruction of fifteenth-century Spain, by one of Mexico's leading literary figures, has been acclaimed throughout Europe and Latin America. This was the century that changed the face of Spain, and of the world-the century of the wars with the Moors, which led to the end of Moorish Spain; the voyages of discovery, which culminated in Columbus's enterprise; and, perhaps above all, the century of the Inquisition, which financed both the wars and the voyages by seizing the fortunes of condemned Jews, and which led inexorably to the Expulsion. Here these events are seen through the eyes of one Juan Cabezon, a descendant of converted Jews, who is orphaned at an early age by a series of bizarre accidents and taken in hand by Pero Menique, a clever blind man, who uses him as a guide through the rich street life of Castil. It is Menique who brings him beautiful young Isabel de la Vega, sentenced to death by the Inquisition, and begs him to hide her in his house Juan and Isabel fall in love, but as time passes, Isabel is driven close to madness by her forced seclusion in Juan's house and her constant fear of death. One day she vanishes, and Juan sets off on a desperate search for her which takes him across Spain, into the heart of the Jewish communities, and constantly into the path of the Inquisition's autos-da-fea journey that stamps itself indelibly on the reader's mind.
About the Author: Homero Aridjis is one of Mexico's foremost poets and novelists. He has published more than twenty books of poetry and prose and won the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize for best book of the year in 1964 and the 1988 Diana. Novedades Literary Prize for the outstanding novel in Spanish for the sequel to 1492, Alemorias del fluevo mundo. Two volumes of his poetry have been published in English, Blue Spaces and Exaltation of Light, as well as a novel, Persephon. Twice the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he has taught at Columbia University, New York University, and the University of Indiana. He has been Mexican Ambassador to the Netherlands and Switzerland and is the president of the Group of 100, Mexico's leading environmental organization. He lives in Mexico City.
Milleynti
This book is truly great literature. I read it a couple of years ago and have since given it as a gift to several of my friends who appreciate the art of fine writing. In my view, this author uses perfectly chosen words to weave a vividly colored tapestry of life in Spain in 1492.

Despite expectations the title might evoke, this book has essentially nothing to do with Columbus. Nor is it a historical novel in the sense of illustrating a chronology of notable events. Rather, the story is populated with ordinary people attempting to cope with life during the religious upheavals of the time. As such and given the superb word craft, this story provides an opportunity to actually feel what it must have been like to live in those times.
Linn
I like history, but I just started 1492 and will never finish it.
This is really really, I mean this is really b o r i n g.

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