LA GESTA DEL MARRANO

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Publication Date: 
January 1, 2020
Format: 
Paperback
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Trim Size: 
7.8in. x 5.1in. x 1.3in.
ISBN: 
9781984899033
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About This Item: 
Una apasionante novela histórica, un himno a la libertad y una valiente denuncia contra cualquier discriminación. La gesta del marrano es una novela basada en hechos históricos rigurosamente documentados, que narra la saga de la familia Maldonado da Silva y sus peripecias en el Nuevo Mundo. Francisco Maldonado da Silva, cuya heroica aventura existencial novelan estas páginas, nace en Tucumán en 1592, estudia en Córdoba, se gradúa en Lima y es el primer médico diplomado de Chile. Allí llega a ser exitoso y apreciado. Visita salones y palacios, alterna con autoridades civiles y religiosas, recibe halagos por su cultura y se casa con una hermosa mujer, ahijada del gobernador. Un hombre común no habría alterado esta situación. Pero en el espíritu de Francisco arde un tizón inextinguible, una rebelión que asciende desde los abismos. Contra la lógica de la conveniencia, opta por quitarse la máscara y defender sus convicciones de manera frontal. Hasta entonces ha sido un judío aparentemente convertido al cristianismo: lo que el populacho llama "un marrano". A partir de un histórico auto de fe cometido en Lima, Aguinis despliega un conmovedor himno a la libertad y una de las denuncias más rotundas contra la discriminación étnica e ideológica, recreando, en una impresionante pintura de la sociedad colonial de América. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION "[A] stirring song of freedom." --Nobel Prize laureate Mario Vargas Llosa From a renowned prize-winning Argentinian author comes a historical novel based on the true story of one man's faith, spirit, and resistance during the Spanish Inquisition in Latin America. Born in sixteenth-century Argentina, Francisco Maldonado da Silva is nine years old when he sees his father, Don Diego, arrested one harrowing afternoon because of his beliefs. Raised in a family practicing its Jewish faith in secret under the condemning eyes of the Spanish Inquisition, Francisco embarks on a personal quest that will challenge, enlighten, and forever change him. He completes his education in a monastery, he reads the Bible, he dreams of reparation, he dedicates his life to science, developing a humanistic approach and becoming one of the first accredited medical doctors in Latin America, and most of all, he longs to reconnect with his father in Lima, Perú, the City of Kings. So begins Francisco's epic journey to fight for his true faith, to embrace his past, and to draw from his father's indomitable strength in the face of unimaginable persecution. But the arm of the Holy Inquisition is an intractable one. As it reaches for Francisco, he sheds his mask to defend his freedom. Against seemingly insurmountable odds, he will prove that while the body can be broken, the spirit fights back, endures, and survives.
Publisher: 
Vintage Espanol
$18.00
Binding: 
Paperback

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