Terra Nostra

Terra NostraTerra Nostra Ist Der Bisher Umfangreichste Und Ehrgeizigste Aller Gro En Lateinamerikanischen Romane Seine 1129 Seiten Beherbergen Hundert Charaktere Er Umgreift Die Zeitspanne Vom R Mischen Reich Bis Zum Paris Des Dezember 1999 Der Schauplatz Ist Das Spanien Des Sechzehnten Jahrhunderts, Aber Auch Mexiko, Nordeuropa, Italien Und Die Levante Phantasie Und Aufbau Dieses Buches Fl En Ehrfurcht Ein, Der Autor Versteht Sein Handwerk Meisterhaft Gene H Bell, The New Republic

Carlos Fuentes Mac as was a Mexican writer and one of the best known novelists and essayists of the 20th century in the Spanish speaking world Fuentes influenced contemporary Latin American literature, and his works have been widely translated into English and other languages.Fuentes was born in Panama City, Panama his parents were Mexican Due to his father being a diplomat, during his childhoo

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  • Hardcover
  • 1139 pages
  • Terra Nostra
  • Carlos Fuentes
  • German
  • 18 September 2017
  • 9783421018601

10 thoughts on “Terra Nostra

  1. Jan-Maat says:

    I don t think I was the right reader for this book, it seems to have settled uneasily within me.I am tempted to say the book is about politics and above all political forms An alternative and ahistorical Philip II married to Elizabeth of England fights to impose his will and Catholic orthodoxy on the heterodox rebels of the Low Countries The external politics is mirrored in his construction of El Escorial as an embodiment of the Orthodox unity he is trying to impose however even this mighty fortress proves not to be safe from heterodoxy.The figure of Philip is opposed by three six figured brothers among others one of whom surfaces as a Casanova amongst the nuns serving in El Escorial But all the opposition within time fails.The idea of opposition is broadened by the Old and New Worlds acting as mirrors to each other The New World seems to offer to the characters the possibility of something alien to the tradition of Empire than is established in Europe, a tradition that has the Emperor Tiberius at one end and Philip II at the other trying to prevent change, to maintain orthodoxy broadly envisioned and by so doing maintaining power.Part of the challenge is overtly political and part through stories Stories can be transgressive because narratives, w...

  2. brian says:

    well, this is a big big book and i dig the big ones so i carried it around like a cinderblock in my bag for a while and the first paragraph ranks as one of the great first paragraphs check this out Incredible the first animal that dreamed of another animal Monstrous the first vertebrae that succeeded in standing on two feet and thus spread terror among the beasts still normally and happily crawling close to the ground through the slime of creation Astounding the first telephone call, the first boiling water, the first song, the first loincloth holyfuckingshitamazing, huh so i m excited to get into this thing and it s dark and weird and crazy and a story kicks in and it s gripping as shit and then i get kinda bored and then i hit part two and it s just phenomenal i mean awesome and then i get bored again and then i stop halfway through here s the deal fuentes sets out to do no less than cover christian mythology and pre cortesian mexican mythology to dramatize the birth and death of religions and civilizations but fuentes is concerned with ideas, it seems, than writing a great book he places...

  3. Edward says:

    Terra Nostra is a dreamscape, an elaborate allegory, infused with mysticism, symbolism, numerology, theology There are tales nested within tales, dreams within dreams, a mirror of our world distorted beyond reason, but not recognition The linear is discarded in favour of the circular, the finite arc of human life replaced by an endless cycle of repetition In this view of history as a singularity there is no Old World or New, no past or future, only man and his own fractal nature, which is at all times and places equally perverse and equally transcendent The facets comprising the kaleidoscope of diverse cultural, religious and historical perspectives differ only arbitrarily, and from these arise repeated patterns that converge into a picture of a singular, essential human nature that transcends time and place From this perspective the individual is reduced to archetype, one aspect of a super organism which devours itself, growing larger only in order to devour itself still In its nature can be found the many ironies of existence In the act of creation one must destroy in conquest one becomes subjugated in piety one is most corrupted The thesis is encapsulated in the novel s opening lines Incredible the first animal that dreamed of another animal Monstro...

  4. Mustafa ┼×ahin says:

    Fuentes in edebi devi Terra Nostra, bitirdi imde omuzlar mdan bileklerime kadar t m kaslar mda hissetti im aheser, bunu s ylememe izin verin, Senyor, Latin Amerika tarihi ancak bu denli g zel kurgulanabilirdi, ve unu da eklememe l tfen m saade edin ki bu denli hacimli eserler okurla aras nda fazla vakit ge irmenin do urdu u bir ba kurarlar, evet, Senyor, b ylesi bir eseri bu kadar d zg n evirmek de belki onu yazmak kadar zordur, bu y zden B lent Do an a da te ekk rlerimizi iletmeliyiz, te yandan biz, ya anm lar n m yoksa ya anacaklar n m tarih oldu una karar verebildik mi Senyor , ya da d lediklerimizin mi ger ek oldu una yoksa d leyebildi imiz i in mi ger ek oldu una , ah, Senyor, bir okuru s kmadan otuz sayfa tek bir paragrafta Engizisyon spanyas nda ge en bir isyan anlatmak ne kadar g l bir kalem ister, de il mi, evet, evet, evet, Fuentes e bin selam ols...

  5. Jonfaith says:

    This massive meditation on the Conquest and its effect on imaginations, moralities and all related matters pertaining to worlds both New and Old hit me like a cinder block I recall going to Day s Espresso at the time, ...

  6. Nathan "N.R." Gaddis says:

    Smell around this brick long enough not long and you ll know whether you ought to read it I know I did and I did And am better for it But at any rate, wanted simply, in loo of a revieewooo, provide you with a non representative passage which I m sure many of you bookish folk will enjoy You have named fifty stories, but you spoke of a thousand and one half days Fifty accounts are accounts beyond count, Filipe For from each account came twenty others, inopportunely, tempestuously, unseasonably, and each story contained as many others the story told by the knight, the story lived by the knight, the story told to the knight, the story the knight read about himself in the press in Barcelona, the oral and anonymous version of the story told as pure verbal imminence before the knight existed, the version written in the papers of an Arabic chronicler, and based upon that, the version of a certain Cide Hamete the version which to the knight s anger a shameless wretch by the name of Avellaneda had written apocryphally the version the Squire Panza endlessly recounts to his wife, thus filling her to bursting with both intangible illusions and everyday proverbs the version the priest tells the barber to kill the long hours in the village and the version which to revive those sam...

  7. Brent Hayward says:

    This pink brick was on the shelves of The Monkey s Paw, a store likely to sell you a dusty stuffed crow or pornography from 1850 s than some crazed scream from Carlos Fuentes about faith and death and history I had wanted to read the book for a decade or so, snatching up the fat Penguin an edition I d never seen before on my way back from the liquor store 890 pages of size 3 font, three months, two countries, a 50th birthday, and several cities later, I won t even begin to address the contents Except to say that they take place well in the past, and into the future, in Spain and in an alternate world, and that a good deal of the characters have six toes on each foot And that there is much suffering, lurid sex, evil dictators, and betrayal There s birth, too, suffering, mad dwarves, and both the beginning and the end of time This is the sort of book that make a w...

  8. Marc says:

    Utch, this was a strange one, and one of those books I really hoped I would have liked then I actually did It s certainly ambitious, insanely so, and takes some very interesting liberties with narrative space and time It s also refreshingly aggressive and non subtle in it s attack on religion and power in general, and quite entertaining too, at least most of the time Fuentes further seems to have a great love of the grotesque bodily mutilations and repulsive sex scenes galore combined with a very dark and morbid sense of humor All good, but unfortunately the novel is also far to long and overwritten, with characters constantly breaking out in long circular soliloquies, and endless stretches of some sort of collective stream of consciousness Now, as a fan of McElroy, Pynchon, Vollmann etc I ...

  9. Vit Babenco says:

    If Hieronymus Bosch were a writer Behind the funeral coach follows a tortuous, writhing retinue of beggars, contrite, sobbing, swathed in dark rags, their mangy scabrous hands offering empty soup bowls to the dying sun at times the most daring run ahead to beg a scrap of the rotten meat and are rewarded with kicks But they are free to come and go, run ahead, fall behind It isn t just a funerary pro...

  10. Stuart says:

    Epic and kaleidoscopic in scope, full of profound weirdness and stunning, hallucinatory prose Forget Garcia Marquez, this is Pynchonian in its lucid irrationality, a waking dream of Spain s conquest of Mexico that straddles multiple centuries, from Aztec creation myth to Millenial apocalypse Alternately frustrating and mind blowing I came close to quitting it than once, particularly in the first book, The Old World, but Fuentes kept dragging me back with his wild imagination and elegant prose The second book, The New World, stands on its own as an epic re imagining of Mexico ...

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