Sea of Lentils

Antonio Benitez-Rojo
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More than five hundred years on from Columbus's first voyage to America, this novel re-creates the Spanish conquest of the Caribbean in four interwoven narratives: one explores the ambitions and disappointments of Philip the Second as he lies on his death-bed; another the clandestine origins of the slave trade in the activities of the English merchant-venturer John Hawkins; a third describes the extermination of the French Huguenot colony in Florida - all complemented by the story of a common soldier accompanying Columbus on his second voyage.

Author bio:

Antonio Benitez-Rojo was director of the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the Casa de las Americas in Cuba (i.e. a senior literary figure under Castro) before defecting to the USA in 1980. He currently teaches Latin-American and Caribbean literature at Amherst College. He has published fiction and criticism.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9780571194483
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: July 2005
Page Extent: 208
Format: Paperback - B format
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Subject: Fiction & related items

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