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Download Ebook ☆ El sueño del celta ë 464 pages ç Gwairsoft ¾ ➹ [Reading] ➻ El sueño del celta By Mario Vargas Llosa ➮ – La aventura ue narra esta novela empieza en el Congo en 1903 y termina en una cárcel de Londres una mañana de 1916Auí se cuenta lY a la ía sudamericana uedaron dos informes memorables ue conmocionaron a la sociedad de su tiempo Estos dos viajes y lo ue allí vio cambiarían a Casement para siempre haciéndole emprender otra travesía en este caso intelectual y cívica tanto o más devastadora La ue lo llevó a enfrentarse a una Inglaterra a la ue admiraba y a militar activamente en la causa del nacionalismo irlandésTambién en la intimidad R Roger Casement was an Irishman who famously revealed the atrocities in the rubber industries in first the Congo and then the in the early 1900s He saw a similarity in the mistreatment of the natives in Africa and South America to the British suffocation of Ireland and made the latter his final cause Unwisely he courted Germany during the First World War hoping to link with England's enemy in what he thought a common cause He was deemed to be a traitor; arrested convicted and then hung His reputation was further sullied by his diaries which graphically detail his homosexual and pedophillic desires There is some thought his diaries were a frame job by his prosecutorsWhat a marvelous novel this story would make greed idealism patriotism existential angst severed hands poisoned darts malaria the highest levels of governments and the darkest corners of foreign bath houses And in the hands of a Nobel Laureate author no lessYet The Dream of the Celt was horribleTo explain why I need to compare this book to Vargas Llosa's The Feast of the Goat which used rotating points of view to show the black heart of Trujillo That same style would have worked here; you could see how it could have been done and which separate characters could have given voice to the complex story of Roger Casement But no Here Vargas Llosa tells he does not show He did his research and then told the story As if he was an editor at Wikipedia Here's an example of the beginning sentences of consecutive paragraphs for a few pages Roger left four days laterFor the five days of the voyage to Manaus he barely left his cabinIn Manaus where he arrived in the middle of December he felt betterFor the week he stayed in Manaus Roger led a spartan lifeOn December 17 he set sail for ParaOn Christmas Eve he left for BarbadosOn December 31 he left on the SS Terrence for New YorkThe whole book is like that HeheheheheIt's a great story of a great time and in the hands of an author I'm fond of I was very much looking forward to this But there's no art here That's the problem It's a recounting But no artSo read the Wikipedia version Or better yet read Adam Rothschild's King Leopold's Ghost which will sear your soul

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La aventura ue narra esta novela empieza en el Congo en 1903 y termina en una cárcel de Londres una mañana de 1916Auí se cuenta la peripecia vital de un hombre de leyenda el irlandés Roger Casement Héroe y villano traidor y libertario moral e inmoral su figura múltiple se apaga y renace tras su muerteCasement fue uno de los primeros europeos en denunciar los horrores del colonialismo De sus viajes al Congo Belga Curb Your EnthusiasmRoger Casement had consistently disappointing experience with modern institutions His work as a shipping clerk in a private firm in Liverpool had no adventure His time as an adventurer in the Congo for the Belgian monarch lacked humanity His diplomatic efforts as part of the British government on behalf of humanity had little practical success And his association with the ultimately successful 1916 Easter Uprising in Ireland led to his conviction for treason against his country and death by hanging If he had survived into the Republic I’m confident he would have found that Eire didn’t meet his expectations either And incidentally he was gay which did him little good among many institutions with which he had yet to have contactOne might accurately call Casement a serial idealist He moved from one idealistic fantasy to another throughout his life seeking that true cause within an organization composed of other similarly dedicated true believers When he failed to find the right ideal or a sufficiently sympathetic organization he doubled the stakes plunging into and radical causes until he ended up conspiring with Germany to free his native Ireland from British rule He was in short somewhat of a social menaceThere are numerous poems ballads and mythical stories about Casement as an Irish national hero Brian Inglis wrote his biography in 1973; this was republished 20 years later and then again in 2002 Casement has been the subject of international television documentaries a stage play another biographical novel contemporaneous with that of Vargas Llosa a graphic novel as well as numerous articles government reports and literary references Casement’s memoirs journals and diaries have been published and extensively analyzed in the popular and academic press He is even the theme of an American country rock song The man in other words has been well studiedTherefore it seems to me odd that Vargas Llosa would choose Casement as the subject of this biographical novel At times it is unclear if Vargas Llosa had decided definitively either to write a biography or a novel He ends up providing immense amounts of historical detail but very little about what’s going on in Casement’s head except his progressive disillusion with the way the world had been organized in his absence There are no innovative insights no obvious literary themes no controversial interpretations as there are in his other biographical novel The War of the End of the World Other than as a somewhat strident cautionary tale for today’s young idealists therefore I don’t see the point

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El sueño del celtaOger Casement fue un personaje múltiple la publicación de fragmentos de unos diarios de veracidad dudosa en los últimos días de su vida airearon unas escabrosas aventuras sexuales ue le valieron el desprecio de muchos compatriotasEl sueño del celta describe una aventura existencial en la ue la oscuridad del alma humana aparece en su estado más puro y por tanto más enfangadoUna novela mayor de Mario Vargas Llosa I am ready to bestow on Mario Vargas Llosa the title of “most disappointing author” I ever read Maybe my mistake was to start reading him with The War of the End of the World because none of his books that I read since have been able to match that first experience “The Dream of the Celt” was certainly well researched but maybe this is where the problem with this book lies The story follows Roger Casement the humanist and Irish loyalist who was sentenced to be hanged by the British government in 1916 We get lost on the information of dates and which ship the Casement rode and who he met where but we never get to “feel” what he felt or dream what he dreamed It is too bad because Casement – who I confess I knew nothing about – deserved better than that Casement as a British diplomat was significant in unveiling to the world the atrocities committed against the natives of the Belgium Congo and later at the rubber plantations of Peru He was knighted by the British government for these efforts Later however his Irish nationalism and idealism led him to approach the German government to help with the Irish uprising of 1916 This was certainly a controversial historical move during World War I which muddied his image not only among the British but also with the Irish people Roger Casement was also a homosexual and the discovery of his diaries and publication of passages from it in the British media did not help the efforts by his friends and lawyers to commute his death sentence Now tell me if this is not great material to write an historical book Vargas Llosa however failed in bringing this controversial man to life portraying him instead as one dimensional character lacking depth and humanity Maybe the third person narrator is the problem where we are told and not shown the character’s true feelings and experiences In the case of Casement’s sexual experiences Vargas Llosa comes across as a prude His own belief is that most of the crude descriptions of Casement’s sexual encounters are fabrications of the British government or simply Casement’s fictional creations to deal with the frustrations of unrealized sexual fantasies I don’t deny the possibility of the British government “re writing” Casement’s diaries but Vargas Llosa did miss a great opportunity to explore the sexual awakening of someone born in Victorian England immersed in a much sensual Africa and South America The few attempts the author makes are awkward and constrained Ditto on Casement’s conversion to Catholicism which must had been a profound spiritual awakening – fuelled by political perceptions of the cultural closeness of Ireland and the Catholic religion but that Vargas Llosa paint in strokes that are careless I think Mario Vargas Llosa that I have finally gave up on you I will remain a fan of “The War of the End of the World” but I gave you 4 shots now and three were misses I just have too many other authors to read