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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 finds the faith that he believes in, but at considerable cost. 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 herfje.

I was entirely livid with hate for the story and utterly compelled to murder the characters before they met their own fates. Books by Miguel Delibes.

Morlock rated it it was ok May 26, Cipriano’s herreje dies at his birth, and it’s something his father, Bernardo, decides he can never forgive him for. The second part, ‘The Heresy’, jumps ahead to when Cipriano has completed his studies and begins his career as a very successful businessman. Thanks for telling us about the problem. As someone tells him: Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs.

He as a character was not fascinating in the least bit, instead he was entirely depraved, horrid, and I was quite happy with his wretched fate. On the day that Martin Luther nails the 95 theses on a church door 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.

Migueel only was it grotesque in its failed attempt to portray anything even remotely eel to human life, but it also became entirely unbelievable as a historical fiction.

It is not that he Cipriano Salcedo was antipathetic, just that he could not gain my sympathy. To ask other readers questions about El herejeplease sign up. The Heretic is a three-part novel, beginning with ‘The Early Years’. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Bernardo is immensely unlikable, wonderfully portrayed as trying out various poses after his wife’s death to see which best fits him, and then playing the part to the hilt.


Alba Robla rated it it was ok Oct 18, The novel is dedicated: Still, from the first, his embrace of religion isn’t wholehearted but rather slightly sceptical. Valladolid and the surrounding area are lovingly and evocatively described in the book, migyel Delibes artfully uses the changes and growth of the city in the narrative; throughout, Valladolid is an integral part of the novel. Bellinda rated it it was ok Dec 18, The history in this book is interesting, they way people lived, what they believed in, doctors methods of curing ills and deciding if a woman is able to conceive.

Overall, this novel was a trail to get through and I was entirely relieved to be done with it.

El hereje by Miguel Delibes (2 star ratings)

Published May 28th by Distribooks first published Years later, Cipriano wants to increase what amounts to the minimum wage of his workers, but learns quickly that his unilateral act would do greater harm to the larger community than the gains it would offer to the select few.

I do not know how I got through this book. Even here, the heresy is slow in coming. On receiving this book, my first thoughts were ‘Oh no this is going to be heavy going. I wish I could herreje every book that passes through my hands but I have to come one I dislike now and then. Preview — Mighel hereje by Miguel Delibes. More than anything, The Heretic is a good story, and it’s herejr told.

El hereje – US. I have to say I did find the topic quite boring at times too though and the translation was not the best with typos and some sentences that did just not make sense.


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The Heretic (El Hereje)

In Cipriano’s Spain ddlibes is even less openness — but change is in the air, and the questioning of doctrine inevitable. At a certain point I did not really care if Cipriano was just a victim of a certain type of mentality.

Isabel Padilla soto rated it it was ok Feb 24, 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.

Sep 09, Enrique rated it it was ok. We acknowledge and remind and warn you that they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. This leads to his arrest, trial and death. It was Minervina that taught Cipriano his first lessons.

From the start his father abandons him and he is under the care of his wet-nurse Minervina. His fate seemed entirely jarring and well, simply put, dl. No trivia or quizzes yet. I got bored many times and I had to force myself to read — something I hate doing.

I wanted to make a longer review, but due to lack of time, I will shorten it to this: El hereje by Miguel Delibes.

I have to say I did find the topic quite boring at times too though and the translation wa I’ve been hovering between two and three stars for this book, shame you can’t do halves!! 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. And though this is the story of a heretic, I never gained a sense that Cipriano ever had a strong inclination to religion at all.