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Hereges ❧ Hereges free download ➛ Author Leonardo Padura – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Em , o SS Saint Louis, onde viajavam novecentos judeus fugidos da Alemanha, passou v rios dias ancorado no porto de Havana espera de autoriza o para desembarcar Um rapaz, Daniel Kaminsky, e o tio agua Em , o SS Saint Louis, onde viajavam novecentos judeus fugidos da Alemanha, passou v rios dias ancorado no porto de Havana espera de autoriza o para desembarcar Um rapaz, Daniel Kaminsky, e o tio aguardam no cais a sa da dos familiares, confiantes de que estes tentariam os oficiais havaneses com o tesouro que traziam escondido uma pequena tela de Rembrandt, na posse dos Kaminsky desde o s culo XVII Mas o plano fracassou e o transatl ntico regressou Europa, levando consigo qualquer esperan a de reencontro e condenando muitos dos seus passageirosVolvidos largos anos, em , quando essa tela vai a leil o em Londres, o filho de Daniel, El as, viaja dos Estados Unidos a Havana para descobrir o que aconteceu com o quadro e com a sua fam lia S um homem como o investigador Mario Conde o poder ajudar El as descobre ent o que o pai vivia atormentado por um crime, e que esse quadro, uma imagem de Cristo, teve como modelo outro judeu, que quis trabalhar no atelier de Rembrandt e aprender a pintar com o mestre Hereges um romance absorvente sobre uma saga judaica que chega at aos nossos dias e que vem confirmar o autor como um dos narradores mais ambiciosos e internacionais da l ngua espanhola.


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  1. Glenn Russell Glenn Russell says:

    My friend, the thing is that those kids don t believe in anything because they re not finding anything to believe in Leonardo Padura, HereticsGran emoci n en La Habana Fans of Mario Conde are in for a treat Heretics features the ex cop s rum fueled saga dealing with a fist full of mysteries both in twenty first century Havana and stretching back to seventeenth century Amsterdam As perhaps to be expected, Conde has all sorts of emotional support from Tamara, the women he loves, from his fai My friend, the thing is that those kids don t believe in anything because they re not finding anything to believe in Leonardo Padura, HereticsGran emoci n en La Habana Fans of Mario Conde are in for a treat Heretics features the ex cop s rum fueled saga dealing with a fist full of mysteries both in twenty first century Havana and stretching back to seventeenth century Amsterdam As perhaps to be expected, Conde has all sorts of emotional support from Tamara, the women he loves, from his faithful dog, Garbage 11, and most especially from his drinking cronies Skinny, Carlos, Rabbit and Candito the Red Conde occasionally even has support from his former colleagues on the Havana police force The wide window into Cuban culture and society via this raucous bunch is nothing short of espectacular Leonardo Padura, Cuba s greatest living author, weaves four major threads in his wide ranging epic fictional tapestry 1 the story revolving around the ocean liner St Louis leaving Nazi Germany and refused entry into Havana in 1939 2 New York artist Elias Kaminsky flying to Havana in 2008 to convey his story to Conde, a story about his connection to Jewish ancestors on shore waiting for passengers to deboard the St Louis and other ancestors stuck on the ship itself 3 Jewish artist Elias Ambrosius and his apprenticeship under Amsterdam s most famous painter Rembrandt Also, Elias coming into possession of a particular portrait painted by the Dutch maestro 4 Conde called into action to locate a missing Havana high schooler which brings the ex cop don t call me detective into contact with one of the city s young radical fringe groups A number of high points that make this spicy saga memorable Colorful Conde Crisscrossing plots moving apace from beginning to end but our offbeat, intriguing, forever lively and inquisitive detective don t call me a detective, Glenn is the glue, or, if you like, salsa sauce that holds this monumental, delicious novel together One thing a reader can always look forward to when speaking with someone in his quest to crack a case, Conde relies on his intuition as he risks it all by asking a stunning, emotionally charged, shocking question Big, Burly Painter Elias Kaminsky pulls on his pony tail when his emotions get the better of him at different stages along the way in uncovering the truth he seeks about his father and a famous Rembrandt painting, the big man frequently tugs on his hair and sheds tears And, yes, Elias has a new close friend, a man he both loves and respects in the person of a rum drinking Cuban ex cop Heretic of the Modern World One of the most moving parts of Heretics is the story of young Daniel Kaminsky father of Elias and his loving Uncle Joseph aka Pepe the Purseman As we learn, Joseph is forced to live with two faces, one Jewish, one Cuban In order to wed the love of his life, a Cuban beauty, Joseph converts to Catholicism Ah, a heretic But, wait, let s not be too hasty in our judgement as the story doesn t end there Heretic of the 1600s The entire second section of the novel explores how Elias Ambrosius, a Jew, turns himself over to the practice of the forbidden art of portrait painting Ah, another heretic Again, let us not be too hasty Elias turns himself over to other pursuits that might have him travel far and wide, even coming in contact with one Jew by the name of Sabbatai Zevi Havana and Amsterdam Both cities are described with such vivid flair, it s as if the houses and streets, building and bars are living, breathing presences Having myself visited Amsterdam this past fall, I was thrilled with all the references to Dam Square, the Flower Market, Spui Square, De Waag Esplanade along with the diverse rooms in Rembrandt s house Extreme Heretics TheMario Conde learns about the youthful Emos, thehe is blown away Are these teenagers serious about cutting themselves off from the world around them and cutting their own skin Are hardcore Emos serious about seeking out ways to become depressed Not knowing a thing about Emos myself, I was likewise blown away Language Leonardo Padura s vocabulary and sentences are as rich as the scrumptious Cuban cappuccino desert known as Capuchinos Cubanos But his words are also very readable and flow along smoothly Special call out to translator Anna Kushner here Sample Spring was delivering itself like a gift from the Creator to the city of Amsterdam Everything was alive again, shaking off the lethargy of ice and the aggressive winter winds that, for months, had beaten the city and oppressed its inhabitants, its animals, its flowers Heretics In a religious framework, someone whose actions and beliefs go contrary to those established by a certain religion In a wider context, an individual who strikes out against standardized norms and conventions From Amsterdam to Havana, from ancient Jewish Laws to modern notions of acceptable behavior and dress, permit me to reinforce how Leonardo Padura s novel repeatedly hits squarely on the theme of what it means to be counted among the heretics, those bold individuals who dare express and exercise freedom of choice as their undeniable birthright of having been born human Read all about it Heretics is a modern classic Cuban author Leonardo Padura, born 1953, still lives in the same Havana home he grew up in Many of his novels are available in English, including Adi s Hemingway, The Man Who Loved Dogs, Havana Fever and the four detective novels comprising the Havana Quartet Note that, from the times of the Gnostics as Nietzsche would take up again, and now the post evolutionists the body is considered a poor container for the soul Because of that, an important basis for the development of those philosophies, processed by those young people, is that man will not be completely free until any concern regarding the body has disappeared from him And to begin to distance themselves from the body, they accentuate its ugliness, its darkness They harm it, they mark it, dirty it, although many times they also drug it to get rid of it without getting rid of it Leonardo Padura, Heretics


  2. Evi Routoula Evi Routoula says:

    So happy that I found out about Leonardo Padura This book includes three stories that are connected one with the other From Poland of 1930s to Amsterdam of 1640s and to today Cuba Full of historical events and questions about the meaning of life and the possibility of personal freedom in a society, in all societies through the years Just wonderful


  3. Stephen Selbst Stephen Selbst says:

    In the shell of a seemingly conventional mystery, Padura has written a bravura meditation about faith, freedom, free will and the nature of authoritarian repression This is an ambitious book, and one that largely succeeds in its explorations Padura also writes with great depth and sensitvity about European and New World Jewish culture Finally, but by no means least, Heretics also provides commentary on present day Cuba, where most of the story is set This was the most rewarding contemporary In the shell of a seemingly conventional mystery, Padura has written a bravura meditation about faith, freedom, free will and the nature of authoritarian repression This is an ambitious book, and one that largely succeeds in its explorations Padura also writes with great depth and sensitvity about European and New World Jewish culture Finally, but by no means least, Heretics also provides commentary on present day Cuba, where most of the story is set This was the most rewarding contemporary novel I have read in a long time It has flaws, it is unnecessarily discursive Heretics could easily have been 100 pages shorter But overall, very worth reading


  4. Jacqueline Jacqueline says:

    Leonardo Padura takes us on an intriguing journey related to the portrait of a young Jewish painted by Rembrandt The novel is structured in three books that take place at different times in different locations.The novel begins in Havana in 1939 when the young Daniel Kaminsky recently exiled in Cuba is waiting for the cruise ship MS St Louis sailing from Germany with 937 Jews on board The passengers are not allowed to disembark The parents and sister of Daniel travel with Rembrandt s painting Leonardo Padura takes us on an intriguing journey related to the portrait of a young Jewish painted by Rembrandt The novel is structured in three books that take place at different times in different locations.The novel begins in Havana in 1939 when the young Daniel Kaminsky recently exiled in Cuba is waiting for the cruise ship MS St Louis sailing from Germany with 937 Jews on board The passengers are not allowed to disembark The parents and sister of Daniel travel with Rembrandt s painting that has long belonged to the family Why is the painting later observed in a the house of a Cuban official in 1958 Why is it found in an auction in London in 2007 The first part of the novel the book of Daniel also depicts a pre revolutionary Cuba, and its Jewish community torn between the respect for tradition and the attraction to a tropical lifestyle.The second part of the novel the book of El as takes place in Amsterdam in the second half of the 17th century Amsterdam is called the new Jerusalem by the Jewish community fleeing persecution in Spain The young El as dreams of becoming a painter Painting is against the laws of his religion Secretly, he starts serving Rembrandt, and later becomes his student El as is a talented painter The master admires him and in recognition of this talent signs a picture of his student El as is also model for Rembrandt El as s blasphemy is discovered and has to flee.The third part of the novel the book of Judith takes us back to Cuba in 2008 where troubled teenagers deny a false revolutionary yoke The enigma of the painting disappearance is also revealed.Finally, through a letter from El as, the novel conclusion Genesis describes the terrible massacre of Jews in Poland by the Cossacks It also tells about the beginning of the long journey of Rembrandt s painting.I paricularly liked the book of El as depicting the passion of the young man for painting Through the eyes of El as and the master s explanations, this book introduces us to the Rembrandt painting I also liked the book of Daniel where the teenager who decides to live as a Cuban, lets us discover the thrilling and colourful life of a pre revolutionary Cuba.In this powerful novel, Leonardo Padura pays homage to free will and all heretics who dare to oppose the dictates of their time or their community It is a wonderful story


  5. Jill Meyer Jill Meyer says:

    Cuban author Leonardo Padura has written an epic novel, Heretics , that will either be loved or hated Mine is a 5 star review, but I ll bet it will be balanced by 1 star reviews It s a long novel, separated into three sections, and there s a thought that if you get to section 3, it might not come together, but, it does And what an ending, tying everything that come before it into a wonderful bittersweet package Heretics is a sort of mish mash of Jewish Cuban, Dutch, and Polish history Ch Cuban author Leonardo Padura has written an epic novel, Heretics , that will either be loved or hated Mine is a 5 star review, but I ll bet it will be balanced by 1 star reviews It s a long novel, separated into three sections, and there s a thought that if you get to section 3, it might not come together, but, it does And what an ending, tying everything that come before it into a wonderful bittersweet package Heretics is a sort of mish mash of Jewish Cuban, Dutch, and Polish history Characters arrive in Cuba in the 1930 s some are able to stay and others forced to leave when the ship, Saint Louis , is turned away from Cuban refuge in Spring, 1939 Young Daniel Kaminsky, set ahead of his parents and sister from Germany, was able to stay with his uncle, a master leather worker His family, sent back to Europe, died in the Holocaust But what of the small Rembrandt painting Daniel s father had been carrying with them and was being used to bargain their way off the Saint Louis, and into a safe haven The bargaining didn t work but the picture stayed behind in Havana as the ship sailed off Later it was found for sale in a London auction house Daniel Kaminsky grew up in Havana and forsook his religious beliefs, converting, and marrying a Catholic woman Later they moved to Miami, where they had a son, Elias Elias became a painter and as he grew older, he wondered about his parents past in Havana and, curiously, about the lost Rembrandt He contacted an retired policeman to help him when he visits the island in 2007 The man, Mario Conde, has his own story I don t want to write muchabout the plot or the characters The book bounces back and forth between Cuba and Holland, between the 1600 s of Rembrandt and the 20th century, between murders that may or may not be murders There aren t many novels who combine the false Messiah Sabbatai Zevi and an emo in Havana in 2007 As with many good novels, the reader learns as well as enjoys the book There seemed to be a balanced look at Castro s Cuba, particularly in the recent past Since part of the book was set in 2007, Padura writes about the living conditions and the economy but always in the course of pushing the plot forward Heretics and the word describes several characters in the vast book is a wonderful read However, It may be too much for anybody not interested in the topics Padura takes in hand I d advise anyone considering buying the book to read all the other reviews that will follow mine


  6. Patsylina Patsylina says:

    This is an ambitious work in Padura s wonderful literary style The story wraps up fascinating philosophical questioning on whatever god we believe in From the god of the Bible to the god of communism , to the heresies it enthralls, the need is the same the existence of a supernatural being, the desire to be protected by a strong force that will also free us from opression His vast knowledge on jewish history, Rembrandt s art and life, as well as XVII century s Amsterdam and cuban historical This is an ambitious work in Padura s wonderful literary style The story wraps up fascinating philosophical questioning on whatever god we believe in From the god of the Bible to the god of communism , to the heresies it enthralls, the need is the same the existence of a supernatural being, the desire to be protected by a strong force that will also free us from opression His vast knowledge on jewish history, Rembrandt s art and life, as well as XVII century s Amsterdam and cuban historical contexts, are overwhelming Nevertheless, I think he gorged in abundant unnecessary descriptions that diverged from the plot This book reminded me of the phrase in Amadeus too many notes.The philosophical question on the need to find an eternal, absolute, first motor is captivating, as well as History s creations of cruel beliefs and its counterparts, heressies The story is excellently woven By depicting the XVII century, its political, artistic, and religious questioning, uncovers at the same time, Cuba s lack of freedom, spiritual and material poverty On the other hand, the length of his disgressions and colateral stories, made the reading.of some parts, a little boring


  7. Auguste Auguste says:

    If it had been whittled down to half its flabby length, it might have been a truly great book.


  8. World Literature Today World Literature Today says:

    Heretics, Padura s evocation of contemporary Cuba, with its detailed networks of friends, lovers, and families, considers the effects of twenty years of hardship and the struggle to survive Elizabeth FiferThis book was reviewed in the Sept Oct 2017 issue of World Literature Today magazine Read the full review by visiting our website Heretics, Padura s evocation of contemporary Cuba, with its detailed networks of friends, lovers, and families, considers the effects of twenty years of hardship and the struggle to survive Elizabeth FiferThis book was reviewed in the Sept Oct 2017 issue of World Literature Today magazine Read the full review by visiting our website


  9. Marcia Letaw Marcia Letaw says:

    A novel about freedom and the difficulty of achieving it by someone who knows what it is not to have freedom.I highly recommend this novel for those who do not have a time machine to take them back to 17th century Netherlands, to walk around with Rembrandt, to overhear his conversations with friends and other artists, to understand his philosophy of painting and of life indeed, Padura brings Rembrandt and his paintings to life with mere words on a page, such is his skill.


  10. Malcolm Malcolm says:

    As one of my favourite writers a new Padura is a welcome event In this case the title is muchsubstantial than previous Mario Conde novels In fact it feels as though we are actually being given three novels in one There are three interconnected stories here one involving the disappearance of a painting one about the massacre of Jews in the mid seventeenth century and one concerning the disappearance of a young woman in Cuba All are handled beautifully and as usual Havana is a charact As one of my favourite writers a new Padura is a welcome event In this case the title is muchsubstantial than previous Mario Conde novels In fact it feels as though we are actually being given three novels in one There are three interconnected stories here one involving the disappearance of a painting one about the massacre of Jews in the mid seventeenth century and one concerning the disappearance of a young woman in Cuba All are handled beautifully and as usual Havana is a character in itself, the author conjuring up sights, sounds and flavours of the city and of course the heat.I thoroughly enjoyed the book but found itchallenging than previous Conde titles I would not therefore recommend this as the book to start with if you are new to Padura For those, like me, who have come to love Mario Conde and his friends it is a must.One small gripe concerns the translation It can t be an easy task but when characters from the seventeenth century use words such as kid and pals I find this incongruous Though for all I know it might be historically accurate for e.g Rembrandt to have used a Dutch word for which this is the most appropriate equivalent


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