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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Isaac Cabrera Bofill rated it it was ok Jul 04, It is hard to like very much a novel in which you don’t like the characters, especially the protagonist. I do not know how I got through this book.
I wish I could love every book that passes through my hands but I have to come one I dislike now and then. Un canto apasionado por la tolerancia, una novela inolvidable sobre las pasiones humanas y los resortes que las mueven. Melanie rated it it was ok Aug 19, The Heretic – Canada. Ana rated it it was ok Mar 13, Sep 09, Enrique rated it it was ok.
Mariola rated it it was ok Apr 09, Trivia About El hereje. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Lists with This Book.
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Historically the novel is accurate, As a theology student I had to study the Inquisition, Reformation and Counter-Reformation in detail and Delibes gets that down excellently but I just could not appreciate the story. Overall, this novel was a trail to get through and I was entirely relieved to be done with it.
Once he has finished his studies Cipriano takes over his by then dead father’s business, and becomes a successful entrepeneur. Alba Robla rated it it was ok Oct 18, Morlock rated it it was ok May 26, We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in yereje, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure.
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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 textbook. El hereje by Miguel Delibes. At times one suspects he married Teodorima simply in the hopes of literally being overwhelmed by her, but he’s a scrappy little guy and for a while the mismatched couple make it work.
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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. Over a hundred pages long, this part of the book only covers Cipriano’s childhood and early teen years. Luther, Calvin, and the like.
El hereje by Miguel Delibes (2 star ratings)
Valladolid and the surrounding area are lovingly and evocatively described in the book, and Delibes artfully uses the changes and growth of the city in the narrative; throughout, Valladolid is an integral part of the novel.
Paula rated it it was ok Nov 25, 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. Isabel Padilla soto rated it it was ok Feb 24, Their relationship — a striking variation on the Oedipal theme — is torn asunder relatively early on, and he is unable to find Minervina again until near the end of his life.
So far I have noticed that all the books which take place in the middle ages or even later are the ones that I have disliked. In the final section Delibes nicely presents the fatalistic outlook — and the bizarre near-normality of the proceedings — in the face of the outrageous suppression of any thought inimical to the prevailing doctrine. It takes Cipriano a while before he is receptive to the challenges, but ultimately he is convinced.