Cecilia Valdés o la loma del angel

Cecilia Valdés o la loma del angel

Cecilia Vald s o la loma del angel Cecilia Valdes es la gran novela antiesclavista de Cirilo Villaverde La historia esta centrada en el mundo de los mulatos libres de La Habana contrapuesto y en lucha con el mundo de los blancos ricos

  • Title: Cecilia Valdés o la loma del angel
  • Author: Cirilo Villaverde Jean Lamore
  • ISBN: 9788437610566
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cecilia Valdes es la gran novela antiesclavista de Cirilo Villaverde La historia esta centrada en el mundo de los mulatos libres de La Habana, contrapuesto y en lucha con el mundo de los blancos ricos Pero es, sobre todo, una obra fundadora de lo nacional y su protagonista, el simbolo de la mujer cubana.

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    Set in colonial Havana, Cecilia Valdés by Cirilo Villaverde opens a window to the evils of slavery and colonialism in early 19th century Cuba. Written in 1839, Villaverde was describing contemporary evils much as Harriet Beecher Stowe did. Think of it as the Cuban Uncle Tom's Cabin, even if it goes light on violence and heavy on flowery romance. Our eponymous heroine is a strikingly beautiful quadroon orphan who -- unbeknownst to her -- is the product of an adulterous union between Cándido de [...]

    A fascinating read! Set in the early 1800s in Cuba, this novel encompasses a marvelous melodrama and genuinely interesting, if depressing, history of social class and slavery of the period. The only negative is that the ending, after 490 pages of detail and delight wraps up in 1 page in a very unsatisfying manner.

    This is arguably the most famous Cuban literary book of the late 1800s and relates the life and times in the slavery communities in 1820. It was published in 1882 but with an early short story version in 1839 which was much altered and expanded – to now some 491 pages on text. The author Villaverde (1812-1894) had his own history of problems related to a plot to annex Cuba to USA in 1848 and was imprisoned only to escape. I understand the book was made into a film in 1981.This is yet another o [...]

    "Cecilia Valdes is arguably the most important novel of 19th century Cuba," the central protagonists being the beautiful orphaned quadroon Cecilia Valdés and the profligate Leonardo de Gamboa. Cirilo Villaverde's very long novel (begun in 1839 and finished in 1882) is a vast landscape which merges the moral, political and sexual depravity caused by slavery and colonialism. "Think of it as the Cuban 'Uncle Tom's Cabin', even if it goes light on violence " and heavy on social graces and relations [...]

    Al leer esta narrativa situada en Cuba en el siglo XVIIII, se reconocen con no mucha sorpresa las nociones racistas con que hemos crecido. Aun dentro de nuestras propias culturas, nuestras familias, escuelas, conversaciones con pinceladas de prejuicios emergen de la memoria. Cecilia Valverde es una novela que ya repite en el dialogo de los personajes las actitudes de una sociedad en esclavitud. Toda la sociedad es esclava de los prejuicios. Cuando la abuela mulata le dice a la muchacha que porqu [...]

    While Cirilo Villaverde's, "Cecilia Valdes or EL Angel Hill", is not written in the breathtaking prose some of my favorites are, it is an incredible novel depicting nineteenth century Cuba. It can be considered, and is, one of the "Greats". When I purchased this book, I found out that it is part of a small library of Latin American Literature published by the Oxford University Press (oup - Library of Latin America Editions). I highly recommend this Library to anyone interested in Latin American [...]

    Villaverde's novel is a source of great Cuban literary pride, and many (lazily) refer to it as the country's first great piece of fiction. Studying the book for my PhD exam (alongside contemporary works like Huck Finn and Silas Lapham), I wondered if the book isn't as "American" as it is "Cuban" considering Villaverde wrote it after living in the United States for decades, but that's a question for a longer investigation

    Pero encima ser negra, ser esclava, y nacer en la época equivocada, es que ya no va más. Esa pobrecita lo tenía todo para perder, y todo lo perdió. Me encantó el lenguaje, el retrato del cubano de entonces (que no dista mucho del cubano de ahora). Sirve mucho para comprender por qué los cubanos son como son. No es que los apruebe, ni que comparta su pensar, pero los comprendo; y este libro me ha ayudado mucho a eso.

    Muy grata me ha resultado la lectura de esta novela clave de las letras cubanas, con la que se iniciaría el mito de la mulata bella, sensual y algo altiva que ha llegado hasta nuestros días y que refleja a la perfección las relaciones entre las distintas razas existentes en la época. Como única pega, las descripciones que introduce Villaverde pueden llegar a hacerse algo tediosas: son muchas y muy largas (si bien es cierto que ayudan a la ambientación de la historia).Muy recomendable.

    Descripciones larguísimas, pero una historia generalmente interesante que destaca la condición de Cuba, especialmente la condición racial de la época, sin meternos (demasiado) en historias y discursos aburridos. Nos da una imagen de Cuba imprescindible por su falta de esconder lo malo, aun cuando los personajes tratan de hacer exactamente eso.

    An often clumsy writing style can make this a frustrating read. Nevertheless, Cecilia Valdes is a fascinating insight into 19th century Cuban/Spanish racial and social politics and the devastating impact of colonialism, slavery and endemic racism.

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