Lost Steps (Modern Classics)

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9780140028799: Lost Steps (Modern Classics)

Translated into twenty languages and published in more than fourteen Spanish editions, The Lost Steps, originally published in 1953, is Alejo Carpentier's most heralded novel.

A composer, fleeing an empty existence in New York City, takes a journey with his mistress to one of the few remaining areas of the world not yet touched by civilization -- the upper reaches of a great South American river. The Lost Steps describes his search, his adventures, and the remarkable decision he makes in a village that seems to be truly outside history.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish

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An erudite yet absorbing adventure story.A book full of riches—stylistic, sensory, visual. -- New York Times Book Review

Extraordinary. -- The New Yorker

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