from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Carpentier, Alejo 1904-1980. Cuban writer, musicologist, and diplomat who is considered the founder of magical realism. His novels include The Kingdom of This World (1942) and Lord, Praised Be Thou! (1933).


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  • Megan Carpentier is going on Dennis Prager’s radio show tomorrow to discuss his apologias for marital rape. 1 pm EST on KRLA 870 ( Intelligent.

    Smack My Bitch Up | ATTACKERMAN

  • So the Nobel Prize in Literature for a compatriot was cut forever in 1980 with that phone call from Sweden, that bumped into Alejo Carpentier, already a cadaver (novelistically he had died two diplomatic decades earlier).

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  • Megan Carpentier should return to the District dKos

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  • Megan Carpentier vs. Dennis Prager on ‘wifely duties’ is going down 1 p.m.

    Smack My Bitch Up: II | ATTACKERMAN

  • Scott Esposito encourages us to read Alejo Carpentier.


  • Courtesy of Don Carpentier Plate by Don Carpentier Don Carpentier uses methods and molds from the late 18th and early 19th centuries to create his vivid reproductions.

    Anything but Plain White

  • I think Alejo Carpentier was actually the first magic realist, writing in Cuba in the 40s and 50s, but Kundera was probably one of the earliest Europeans to do so (and he had good reason, as you so rightly point out!).

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  • I subscribe to what Alejo Carpentier called 'lo maravilloso real', that the history and geography of the Caribbean and Latin America is so baroque and extreme that it seems either fictional or magical to outsiders.

    Monique Roffey: Green Bike Recycled

  • Much to his chagrin, Vidocq finds he must rely upon a hapless young physician named Hector Carpentier to solve a puzzling torture-murder having to do with Carpentier's father -- also a physician, who secretly treated the imprisoned heir to the French throne, none other than Louis Charles, the son of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette.

    October 2009

  • The odd couple of Vidocq and Carpentier must work quickly to catch the murderer, before the young doc becomes the next victim.

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