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Author Information: Alejo Carpentier

 
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Alejo Carpentier (1904-1980), one of Cuba's most important intellectuals of the twentieth century, was a novelist, a classically trained pianist and musicologist, a producer of avant-garde radio programming, and an influential theorist of politics and literature. Born in Havana, he lived for many years in France and Venezuela, then returned to Cuba after the 1959 revolution.

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