Category Archives: Lost Steps

Etymology of the Marvellous

Addendum: Awesome Etymology If a little philology does not seem too distasteful, I would like to savor the etymology of maravilloso. Before one deals with representations of marvelous events, the lived experience of the marvelous in reality would imply a … Continue reading

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Journey to The Marvellous Real: Remembrance of Steps Lost in Time

Part 1:  Consideration of the Term lo real maravilloso (the marvellous* real) in Alejo Carpentier’s The Lost Steps.  (*Throughout this article, for the sake of consistency, I will adopt the Canadian spelling “marvellous” rather than the modern English spelling “marvelous.”) … Continue reading

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January selection: The Lost Steps (1953)

At our January 7, 2014 meeting we will discuss David Gilmour’s selection, Alejo Carpentier, The Lost Steps, first published in Spanish in 1953. English translations are available for those of us who do not read Spanish. David Gilmour provides the … Continue reading

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