Cecilia Valdés o la loma del angel



[Download] ✤ Cecilia Valdés o la loma del angel By Cirilo Villaverde – E17streets4all.co.uk 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 Cecilia Valdes es o la ePUB ✓ 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.Cecilia Valdés o la loma del angel

Cirilo Villaverde was o la ePUB ✓ a Cuban poet, novelist, journalist and freedom fighter His novel Cecilia Vald s, published in , is considered one of the most important works of Cuban literature.

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  • Paperback
  • 639 pages
  • Cecilia Valdés o la loma del angel
  • Cirilo Villaverde
  • English
  • 15 September 2017
  • 8437610567

10 thoughts on “Cecilia Valdés o la loma del angel

  1. says:

    Set in colonial Havana, Cecilia Vald s 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 C ndido de Ga Set in colonial Havana, Cecilia Vald s 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 C ndido de Gamboa, a lustful and wealthy landowner and slaveholder, and a mulata slave, who dies in childbirth Eager to avoid a scandal, Don C ndido ships his illegitimate mixed race daughter Cecilia to an orphanage Her grandmother, Chepilla, after five years, is able to regain custody of the girl through threats of exposure, and brings Cecilia up, but Chepilla doesn t disclose Cecilia s paternity The coquettish and beautiful Cecilia has many admirers, but she gains a dangerous one Don C ndido s legitimate eldest son and heir, Leonardo.Leonardo Gamboa is engaged to the well born and white Isabel Ilincheta from Alqu zar, a good match arranged by Leonardo s mother with a girl Leonardo has known since boyhood However, like his father, Leonardo has a roving eye Leonardo unwittingly falls in love with Cecilia, his half sister, and she with him But the fickle Leonardo abandons Cecilia for Isabel Ilincheta and respectability Needless to say, this tale of star crossed lovers will end tragically.In addition to critcisms of slavery, the novel also shines a light on the racial and class system of colonial America The Spanish born oligarchs top the social hierarchy, followed by the white Cuban colonists criollos , sorted by wealth and family distinction Class distinctions also exist among those who are mixed race and those who black, between those who are free and those who are still enslaved, those who toil on the sugar plantations and those in domestic service at the homes of the elite, between those who were born on Cuban soil and those who were plucked from Africa.The novel needs to be read in light of its 19th century origins Like the Spanish literature of its day on which this Cuban classic was modeled, Cecilia Vald s is a great dealflowery than Latin American or Spanish literature today or even than the novel s British or American contemporaries Like 19th century novels, Cecilia Vald s reads as a melodrama However, the story is still a great one, and Cecilia Vald s is still considered the greatest Cuban novel of the 19th century.This abridged Audible.com edition is an excellent introduction to 19th century Spanish literature Cuba was still a Spanish colony then for upper level Spanish students and especially for hispanohablantes like me trying to get a firmer foundation in the great literature of heritage The multi cast recording makes the action easy to follow, and at just a little over two hours, this abridged version won t get too overwhelming This isn t just for those trying to improve their Spanish

  2. says:

    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 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 porque ella es casi blanca puede tener una vida mejor, no les parece extra o ni il gico Esto era lo que se o a en una radionovela llamada Esmeralda, en Chile en 1958 Sin haber sido uno de los pa ses azucareros, en Chile se cultivaban las mismas creencias en la literatura popular C mo se libera una conciencia formada en estas condiciones El personaje de Cecilia es singular porque tiene autonom a a pesar de ser inscrito en una narrativa de esclavitud Cirilo Valverde crea un personaje que lleva sus propias iniciales CV Cu nto se identifica el autor con su personaje En fin, esta novela de costumbres, de estilo realista, capta m s que el momento hist rico, tambi n capta la psicolog a de la sociedad cubana decimon nica

  3. says:

    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.

  4. says:

    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 www.oup.com Library of Latin America Editions I highly recommend this Library to anyone interested in Latin A 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 www.oup.com Library of Latin America Editions I highly recommend this Library to anyone interested in Latin American history, culture or literature Outstanding

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    SPOILER ALERT The book takes place in early 19th century Cuba and was published in 1839 in Havana, revised several times, then published in New York City in 1882 The story is like a Greek tragedy, even Shakespearean Unfortunately, it misses the mark of great literature imho, not because of the plots and subplots which are riveting but the unevenness of the writing and a few minor contradictions, in the English language version at least Through much of the book, Villaverde goes into minutely SPOILER ALERT The book takes place in early 19th century Cuba and was published in 1839 in Havana, revised several times, then published in New York City in 1882 The story is like a Greek tragedy, even Shakespearean Unfortunately, it misses the mark of great literature imho, not because of the plots and subplots which are riveting but the unevenness of the writing and a few minor contradictions, in the English language version at least Through much of the book, Villaverde goes into minutely detailed descriptions of scenes in Cuba As for Cecilia, our mixed race heroine, she is often described as looking very much like her lover s sister who is white In different parts of the book, her grandmother and great grandmother are described as mulatto with white fathers If those descriptions are the author s intention and not my misunderstanding, Cecilia would be 1 8th or 1 16th African This is important in the story since these minor differences were very important in 19th century slave countries Regardless, no matter how her lover, Leonardo, felt about her, he could not marry her and expect to be accepted by his family and friends Also, Leonardo s mother refers to herself as creole and her husband as Spanish from Spain Presumably, the older definition of creole is being used in the book There are sub plots involving Cecilia s enslaved wet nurse and her husband and several side stories which are related in greater detail than the conclusion of the main story In the last few pages very few pages , the fate of Cecilia, her faithful friend, Leonardo s betrothed and Cecilia s wet nurse are described hurriedly as if the author had 10 minutes to finish the book It s startling in a book with so many detailed descriptions of people s lives, the streets of Havana and landscapes of Cuba s countryside which only a person familiar with Cuba would find interesting.So here s the spoiler Neither Leonardo nor Cecilia knew they were brother and sister It seems only 3 people knew Cecilia s father, mother and her grandmother who raised her Cecilia looked white and aspired to marry her handsome upper class white boyfriend, Leonardo She adores him, failing to see his shallow character Leonardo is described as a spoiled, self absorbed young man So his devotion to Cecilia seems out of character He may have been a narcissist because Cecilia is described as looking exactly like Leonardo s full sister His mother is a malignant enabler The feckless Leonardo wants it all Ultimately, he succeeds in making Cecilia his mistress She gets pregnant and he gets bored with her Enabling mother to the rescue She arranges to have Cecilia locked up on false charges and arranges Leonardo s wedding to the appropriate Isabel When Cecilia found out he was planning to marry someone else, she turned to her old friend and admirer, Pimienta and told him, This marriage must not take place Before she could explain to Pimienta that she wanted Isabel killed, he ran off and killed Leonardo Cecilia was grief stricken Oddly, there is no mention of Pimiento s fate after the murder But Cecilia is arrested as an accomplice and put in an insane asylum where she meets her mother who s been locked up in the same asylum since Cecilia s birth Cecilia had thought her mother was dead Isabel, who was always tender hearted and anti slavery, decided to join a convent Most of this was suddenly thrown at the reader at the end of the book The book was a fascinating look into Cuban life in the 19th century, made all thefascinating for me by a trip to Cuba in 2017 There are several subplots such as the escaped slave who succeeds in killing his wily captor and the life of Cecilia s wet nurse who was also a wet nurse for Leonardo s family She had a close relationship to the escaped slave mentioned above

  7. says:

    Cecilia Vald s es una historia sobre una joven en la Cuba del siglo XlX y sus cuitas amorosas Esta novela hace parte de las denominadas ficciones fundacionales Historias que buscaban un proyecto de Naci n a trav s de una literatura que no solo mostrara la realidad de la sociedad, sino que transmitiera valores y propagara el ideal de pa s Por otro lado, la novela tiene un subtexto sobre el racismo y la esclavitud en la Am rica decimon nica Es decir, todo el proceso de compra y venta de escl Cecilia Vald s es una historia sobre una joven en la Cuba del siglo XlX y sus cuitas amorosas Esta novela hace parte de las denominadas ficciones fundacionales Historias que buscaban un proyecto de Naci n a trav s de una literatura que no solo mostrara la realidad de la sociedad, sino que transmitiera valores y propagara el ideal de pa s Por otro lado, la novela tiene un subtexto sobre el racismo y la esclavitud en la Am rica decimon nica Es decir, todo el proceso de compra y venta de esclavos, as como las normas y castigos impartidos por los blancos Aunque la historia presenta una intriga durante toda la novela, siento que el final no le hace justicia a toda la trama de 400 p ginas, no se hace el debido cierre a los personajes y quedan algunos elementos inconclusos Por ltimo, siento que estos libros nacionales son de lectura fundamental para quienes deseen reconocer la historia y lucha de Am rica

  8. says:

    Ten a muchas ganas de leer este cl sico de la literatura cubana, pero debo reconocer que por momentos se me hac a mon tono por tantas descripciones, para mi en ocasiones innecesarias Lo que me mantuvo pegada al libro y que hizo que no lo dejara pese a demorarme un mes y medio ley ndolo fue la curiosidad por el desenlace de la historia entre Cecilia Vald s y Leonardo de Gamboa no obstante creo que el final fue muy precipitado y en menos de un cap tulo se intent dar conclusi n a una historia Ten a muchas ganas de leer este cl sico de la literatura cubana, pero debo reconocer que por momentos se me hac a mon tono por tantas descripciones, para mi en ocasiones innecesarias Lo que me mantuvo pegada al libro y que hizo que no lo dejara pese a demorarme un mes y medio ley ndolo fue la curiosidad por el desenlace de la historia entre Cecilia Vald s y Leonardo de Gamboa no obstante creo que el final fue muy precipitado y en menos de un cap tulo se intent dar conclusi n a una historia que daba para un final mucho m s extenso Creo que es un libro de obligatoria lectura para cualquier lector, sobre todo cubanopero no cumpli con las tantas expectativas que le ten a y es una pena

  9. says:

    Villaverde s book about life in 19th century Cuba is fascinating and disturbing White privilege and ruthless behavior by the ruing class is disturbingly similar to events in today s United States The tale is leisurely told and populated with many characters from all classes who show their goodness and hypocrisy Vice thinly disguised as virtue and bigotry running deep through their veins, the characters of Cecilia Valdes are uncomfortably familiar and all thedisgusting because humanity h Villaverde s book about life in 19th century Cuba is fascinating and disturbing White privilege and ruthless behavior by the ruing class is disturbingly similar to events in today s United States The tale is leisurely told and populated with many characters from all classes who show their goodness and hypocrisy Vice thinly disguised as virtue and bigotry running deep through their veins, the characters of Cecilia Valdes are uncomfortably familiar and all thedisgusting because humanity has learned nothing

  10. says:

    El libro me ha encantado, la historia y el drama que tiene son de 10.Me sobra much simo todo lo relacionado con la historia de la poca, es decir, creo que tiene algunas explicaciones bastante innecesarias y que solo hacen que a adir relleno c las cosas como son.El final me ha hecho mucha gracia, no s es muy telenovela Lo recomiendo s.Siempre de jajillas gente

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