The Renunciation: A Novel
"Andrew Hurley's fine translation makes available this acclaimed Puerto Rican novelist's La renuncia del héroe Baltasar (1974), the fictive chronicles of an arranged marriage plotted to save Puerto Rico from certain slave rebellion. Interspersed lectures, letters, and documents reconstruct conflicts of class and race set in Island's colonial past. Occasional footnotes, but an introduction would have added insights for the nonspecialized reader"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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A self-serving bishop persuades Baltasar Montanez, the son of a famous black leader in 18th-century Puerto Rico, to marry under pretense the white daughter of a government leader and thereby avert ... Read full review