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Terra Nostra

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Felipe II, el “Defensor de la Fe”, es el soberano más poderoso del orbe. Largos años ha luchado contra judíos, musulmanes y protestantes, y sus súbditos han sufrido excesivos impuestos, pestes, intolerancia… Su reinado agoniza en tanto nace un mundo diferente: los castillos son sustituidos por las ciudades, los campesinos por los villanos, los príncipes y reyes por los burgueses; falsos profetas dominan los caminos y hablan de un renacimiento. Felipe está cansado y enfermo; el arrepentimiento de sus excesos lo ...
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Felipe II, el “Defensor de la Fe”, es el soberano más poderoso del orbe. Largos años ha luchado contra judíos, musulmanes y protestantes, y sus súbditos han sufrido excesivos impuestos, pestes, intolerancia… Su reinado agoniza en tanto nace un mundo diferente: los castillos son sustituidos por las ciudades, los campesinos por los villanos, los príncipes y reyes por los burgueses; falsos profetas dominan los caminos y hablan de un renacimiento. Felipe está cansado y enfermo; el arrepentimiento de sus excesos lo lleva a recluirse al lugar que ha mandado construir para ser su última morada: el Escorial. Entonces aparecen tres jóvenes misteriosos con una cruz encarnada en sus espaldas; uno de ellos habla de un mundo nuevo, un Edén con bellas ciudades, volcanes y pirámides, donde presiden la crueldad, el dolor y la muerte junto a fantásticos seres sobrenaturales como la señora de las mariposas. El Defensor de la Fe no puede descansar aún: está obligado a llevar la cruz a esos infieles… ¿podrá gobernar, al fin, un mundo justo y libre?

A work of grandeur, its subject is nothing less than the birth, life, passion and death of civilizations. With an afterward by Milan Kundera.

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Editorial Reviews

Robert Coover' New York Times
Not without reason has this book been likened to a vast and intricate tapestry.
Kirkus Reviews
Written with a fervor that is both fierce and compassionate' this is a complex' powerful novel of huge scope.
From the Publisher

" Terra Nostra is the spreading out of the novel, the exploration of its possibilities, the voyage to the edge of what only a novelist can see and say."--Milan Kundera

Dalkey Archive Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9786071120519
  • Publisher: Santillana USA Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/10/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Pages: 690
  • Sales rank: 1,401,359
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

The author of more than a dozen novels and story collections, Carlos
Fuentes is Mexico's most celebrated novelist and critic. He has received numerous honors and awards throughout his lifetime, including the
Miguel de Cervantes Prize and the Latin Literary Prize.
Included among his books are Terra Nostra, Where the Air Is Clear, and Distant Relations.

Margaret Sayers Peden, a Missouri native, obtained her graduate degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia later in life. She remained at
UMC to teach Spanish, Spanish American literature, and Translation and
Interpretation for several decades. Now a professor emeritus, she has translated more than 40 books and won numerous prizes and grants.

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