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. El hereje has ratings and reviews. Bogdan said: I wanted to make a longer review, but due to lack of time, I will shorten it to this: It is har. Editions for El hereje: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), by Miguel Delibes First published
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Cipriano is an interesting character, marked less by his father’s mistreatment than the loss of his one true love, Minervina. Not only was it grotesque in its failed attempt to portray anything even remotely related to human life, but it also became entirely unbelievable as a historical fiction. While the signs particularly Cipriano’s birth-date are ominous, Delibes doesn’t bog down the narrative with a particular message, or theology or history: The Heretic by Miguel Delibes. Once he has finished his studies Cipriano takes over his by then dead father’s business, and becomes a successful entrepeneur.
The title of the novel suggests — and the English subtitle reinforces the idea — that The Heretic is very much A Novel of the Inquisition. Not once did I ever find a like for the characters or the writing of this novel.
The Heretic (El Hereje)
Toni rated it it was ok Apr 21, Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
The book isn’t truly surprising, but it is also far from predictable, a confident writer taking his time — while keeping the reader in suspense — in leading to his conclusions. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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Open Preview See a Problem? On receiving this book, my first thoughts were ‘Oh no this is going to be heavy going. Bernardo has chosen to dislike his infant son, tolerating him only out of a sense of paternal obligation — and Cipriano returns the favour by always wailing when he is in his presence. This is very much a life-story, following the life and career of Cipriano from birth to death, and his role as a heretic truly only comes to the fore in the final section and chapters.
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Isaac Cabrera Bofill rated it it was ok Jul 04, Dflibes Mercado Rosa rated it it was ok Aug 17, Here and later Delibes uses him as a case-study of the changing economic and business-environment in the Spain of that time, the sort of historical colour that helps add texture to the novel without ever sounding too much like it’s pieced together from a delibbes.
From the start his father abandons him and he is under the care of his wet-nurse Minervina. Books by Miguel Delibes. More than anything, The Heretic is a good story, and it’s well told. An opening Prelude, set inwhich has the title character, Cipriano Salcedo, travelling back to Spain with outlawed books Luther, Melanchthon, Erasmus, the Bible as the Inquisition rages certainly offers that but the hereej quickly jumps back in time, and it’s many pages before heresy and the Inquisition are again at the forefront.
Melanie rated it it was ok Aug 19, The Heretic is drlibes three-part novel, beginning with ‘The Early Years’. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Paperbackpages. Cipriano is a fairly bright child and becomes a successful businessman, however the reformation which is well underway attracts him and he abandons Catholicism and joins the revolutionaries.
El hereje by Miguel Delibes (2 star ratings)
Doble Fl rated it it was ok Feb 22, As someone tells him: The argument here is not so much that Cipriano has made a superior choice, but that those in power have abused it — much like, for example, the Soviet show-trials of the 20th century.
Not once did I feel as if I was being transported to the time of Inquisition in I do not know how I got through this book. Lists with This Book.
Isabel Padilla soto rated it it was ok Feb 24, delibew I just wanted it all to end. It takes Cipriano a while before he is receptive to the challenges, but ultimately he is convinced. The Heretic – US.
Ugh, this was the second selection of the online book club I started and someone else’s choice.