The Lost Steps

The Lost Steps

Paperback - 2001
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Translated into twenty languages and published in more than fourteen Spanish editions, The Lost Steps, originally published in 1953, is Alejo Carpentier's most heralded novel.A composer, fleeing an empty existence in New York City, takes a journey with his mistress to one of the few remaining areas of the world not yet touched by civilization -- the upper reaches of a great South American river. The Lost Steps describes his search, his adventures, and the remarkable decision he makes in a village that seems to be truly outside history.
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2001.
Edition: 1st University of Minnesota Press ed.
ISBN: 9780816638079
0816638071
Characteristics: xiii, 278 p. ; 22 cm.

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Sep 30, 2015

An astonishing experience: subtle, refined, audacious, and profound. A book that behooves one to reread every so often.

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