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Tales from the Cuban Empire

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Publisher Comments:

In the manner of fabled storytellers, Ponte creates a vivid picture of contemporary Cuba—its real and imagined place in the world—through stories told by a foreign exchange physics student, urban planners who discover an underground metropolis in their own neighborhood, a traveler stranded in an airport restroom, a suspicious stranger listening to stories spun in a barbershop, and a Chinese butcher in love with a beautiful daughter of Ochún. This inventive brew of fantasy, popular religion, science and science fiction, travel adventure, and tall tales celebrates the Cuban spirit at home and abroad.

Antonio José Ponte (born 1964 in Matanzas, Cuba) lives in Havana. He is the author of poetry, essays, novels, and stories.

Synopsis:

Witty, ironic stories from the heart of the Empire--a very unexpected Cuban empire.

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Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies.Witty, ironic stories from the heart of the Empire--a very unexpected Cuban empire. This inventive brew of fantasy, popular religion, science and science fiction, travel adventure and tall tales celebrates the Cuban spirit at home and abroad. "Unlike exiled writers who see the island as either a mythical homeland or a political cause, Ponte paints a picture that will strike the U.S. reader as surreal in its simplicity...Cool, assured and quietly insightful, these tales provide rare glimpses into a Cuba often lost behind newspaper headlines"--Publishers Weekly.

About the Author

Antonio José Ponte (born 1964 in Matanzas, Cuba) lives in Havana. He is the author of poetry, essays, novels, and stories that have been translated into several languages. City Lights Books published his In the Cold of the Malecón in 2000. Will be teaching at the University of Iowa in 2003.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872864078
Translator:
Franzen, Cola
Author:
Franzen, Cola
Author:
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Author:
Ponte, Antonio Jose
Author:
Ponte, Antonio Jos
Author:
ntonio Jos Ponte
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
General
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Cubans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Ponte, Antonio Jose
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
ERDC/CRREL TR-02-8
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5 in

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Witty, ironic stories from the heart of the Empire--a very unexpected Cuban empire.
"Synopsis" by , Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies.Witty, ironic stories from the heart of the Empire--a very unexpected Cuban empire. This inventive brew of fantasy, popular religion, science and science fiction, travel adventure and tall tales celebrates the Cuban spirit at home and abroad. "Unlike exiled writers who see the island as either a mythical homeland or a political cause, Ponte paints a picture that will strike the U.S. reader as surreal in its simplicity...Cool, assured and quietly insightful, these tales provide rare glimpses into a Cuba often lost behind newspaper headlines"--Publishers Weekly.
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