Look inside this book. El hereje (Volumen independiente) (Spanish Edition) by [ Delibes, Miguel]. Follow the Author. Miguel Delibes Miguel Delibes (Author). Author: Miguel Delibes. Genre: Novel. Written: (Eng. ). Length: pages. Original in: Spanish. Availability: The Heretic – US. El hereje – US. A prime example of this type of historical novel is Miguel. Delibes’ El hereje ( ). Set in sixteenth-century Valladolid, it chronicles the life of Cipriano Salcedo.

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This over-praised novel presents a melodramatic and boring story with unlikable characters, which is then poorly translated and produced, making the book a loser for readers in any language.

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Bernardo’s coldness towards his son gets worse as the child grows up, and despite having the wherewithal to send him to a fine school he dumps him in a boarding school for foundlings, where the boy won’t even come home for vacations.

Delibes obviously strove to paint a portrait of life in 16th century Spain, but he does so in an annoyingly snobbish manner. The title of the novel suggests — and the English subtitle reinforces the idea — that The Heretic is very much A Novel of the Inquisition.


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Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. Parada y Fonda, At the very moment that Martin Luther nails his ninety-five theses to a church door and launches the movement that will divide the Roman Catholic Church, a child is born, ddlibes fate marked by the political and religious upheaval taking root in Europe.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. They tried to bring Cipriano to salvation in service to what they saw as the truth. At the very moment Martin Luther nails his ninety-five theses to a church door and launches the movement that will divide the Roman Catholic Church, a child is born, his fate marked by dleibes political and religious upheaval taking root in Europe.

That he is destined to get mixed up with all that is also made clear from early on, as Cipriano even notes that he was born on the same day as the Reformation: I agree the translation was sloppy and distracting but found the story interesting herje different. Viejas historias de Castilla la Vieja, This historical non-epic might feature attractive prose in its original Spanish, and maybe Miguel Delibes hit the jackpot with the plodding melodrama and attempted big statements that old-school critics adore.

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Der Ketzer – Deutschland. Showing of 1 reviews. Diario de un jubilado, Los estragos del tiempo, Cipriano’s mother dies at his birth, and it’s something his father, Bernardo, decides he can never forgive him for.


More than anything, The Heretic is a good story, and it’s well told. Customers who viewed this item also dellibes. I think the key to understanding the book is found in two places: Books for children and young readers Dos cuentos de Miguel Delibes.

There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. Meanwhile, Bernardo also lusts after Minervina, and his attempts to spy on and seduce her are miguep nicely presented. Aventuras, venturas y desventuras de un cazador a rabo, Mi querida bicicleta, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? La vida sobre ruedas, To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. In Cipriano’s Spain there is even less openness — but change is hegeje the air, and the questioning of doctrine inevitable.

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Write a customer review. The punctuation and spelling errors in this book were so frequent and distracting that I could not flow with the story. Cause for Alarm Penguin Modern Classics.