El sueño del celta

El sueño del celta

Book - 2010 | Spanish
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La historia de Roger Casement se apaga y renace despu#65533;s de su muerte. Sus restos fueron enterrados sin l#65533;pida, ni cruz, ni iniciales. Mario Vargas Llosa restituye la tesitura de un personaje asombroso que vivi#65533; entre 1864 y 1916. Fue diplom#65533;tico brit#65533;nico, denunci#65533; grandes cr#65533;menes que se cometieron en el Congo y en la Amazon#65533;a en nombre del colonialismo, y milit#65533; activamente en el nacionalismo irland#65533;s. Pero ni en el Congo ni en la Amazon#65533;a ha quedado rastro de quien tanto hizo. En Irlanda, esparcidos por la isla, quedan apenas unos cuantos recuerdos suyos. Mario Vargas Llosa lo trae al presente, en esta novela impresionante, con la contundencia de quien hizo de su vida un ejercicio de libertad intelectual. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Four years after publishing Travesuras de la ni#65533;a mala, Vargas Llosa has completed El sue#65533;o del celta, a work based on the provocative life of Irishman Roger Casement, one of the first to document human rights abuses in European-ruled colonies. Casement's shocking revelations exposed a painful truth: Europeans were committing unspeakably barbarous acts in the name of commerce, civilization, and Christianity. What Casement witnessed ultimately led him to confront England and the imperialist policies enforced in his native Ireland. He became a militant for the Irish Nationalist cause and during World War I conspired with the German government to purchase weapons for a revolt set to take place during the Easter holiday. But the weapons never made it to Irish shores, and the British brutally suppressed the Easter Rising. All Irish rebel leaders, including Casement, were executed. Many pleaded clemency for Casement including Arthur Conan Doyle, W.B. Yeats, and George B. Shaw.
Publisher: Doral, FL : Alfaguara/Santillana, c2010
Edition: 1. ed
ISBN: 9781616052461
1616052465
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 454 p. ; 23 cm

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