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- Editor: G K Hall & Co; Edición: Large Print (1 de junio de 1992)
- Colección: Thorndike Press Large Print Paperback Series
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0816152837
- ISBN-13: 978-0816152834
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The Crown of Columbus (Thorndike Press Large Print Paperback Series) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – Texto grande, 1 jun 1992
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A pregnant anthropologist and her lover, a scholar and poet who is her opposite, journey to the Caribbean after she finds Columbus' lost diary and a reference to "the greatest treasure of Europe"
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The alternating chapters that give voice to the characters' perceptions remind us that there are at least two sides to every story, whether it is the story of a relationship, or the tale of the 'discovery' of America.
The scholarly rivalry between the main characters, and their sense of the excitement historic research brings, rings true to those of us in academia.
I would have moved Roger's epic poem about Columbus to the end of the book. I can see why it was placed where it is, but I expect most readers glance at it and skip past. This poem is not bad and really could be used as a teaching tool.
"Crown of Columbus" is a good novel to read on a long snowy day. It is a light-weight but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I think it is pretty true to life for a novel set around a university, and the images of Columbus remain, giving a very interesting point of view into how he may have actually looked at things. The times and his life were nothing if not complicated.
1492 is the same year that Isabella and Ferdinand completed the long Reconquista of Spain in Granada, which is itself quite a tale, clearly full of its own intrigues and the march up to the Alhambra. How she found time to understand, approve, and bankroll Columbus would be very interesting to know.
Anyway, again an entertaining novel of some particular kinds of life, which is after all what novels do. It's not Nanapush and Fleur, but it's not entirely far away in its approach if you think about it.