Item description for Maluco, la novela de los descubridores (Spanish Edition) by Napoleon Baccino Ponce de Leon...
At first glance, Maluco, la novela de los descubridores, by the Uruguayan novelist Napolen Bacino Ponce de Len (Montevideo 1947) is about Hernando de Magalhaes first expedition around the world, as described by the fleets jester who, in a letter addressed to an aged Charles I of Spain, in his declining years, asking that the king intercede "with your son, our beloved Phillip, and ask that he reinstate the pension that I lost because I sought the truth in villages and public squares." Of course his claim implies acknowledgement of himself as one of the nineteen survivors, thus documenting the truth of his deeds and, to some extent, of the whole endeavour. The symbolic wealth of Maluco becomes apparent as the possibility of a circular ending is suggested, interwoven with profound doubts. Did this journey really take place? One hypothesis suggests that it was an inner journey. Can any journey be riskier or more important than an inner one? These doubts assail the king himself, now on his deathbed, and he consults his chronicler, Juan Gins Sepulveda. The kings queries are not explicit in the novel, but are reflected in the careful answers of the chronicler, and the inclusion of this response as an Appendix reinforces its reflective, mirror-image quality.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date May 18, 2006
ISBN 987113651X ISBN13 9789871136513
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