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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution

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In 1970 a young dancer named Alma Guillermoprieto left New York to take a job teaching at Cubas National School of Dance. For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios (it was considered more revolutionary); her poorly trained but ardent students worked without them but dreamt of greatness. Yet in the midst of chronic shortages and revolutionary upheaval, Guillermoprieto found in Cuba a people whose sense of purpose touched her forever.

In this electrifying memoir, Guillermoprieto-now an award-winning journalist and arguably one of our finest writers on Latin America- resurrects a time when dancers and revolutionaries seemed to occupy the same historical stage and even a floor exercise could be a profoundly political act. Exuberant and elegiac, tender and unsparing, Dancing with Cuba is a triumph of memory and feeling.

About the Author

Alma Guillermoprieto writes frequently for The New Yorker (where the first chapter of this book appeared in 2002) and The New York Review of Books. She is the author of Looking for History, The Heart That Bleeds, and Samba, and she was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1995. Raised in Mexico and the United States, she now makes her home in Mexico City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375725814
Translator:
Allen, Esther
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Translator:
Allen, Esther
Author:
Guillermoprieto, Alma
Author:
Alma Guillermoprieto Translated by Esther Allen
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Dancers
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
cuba;history;memoir
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
A Memoir of the Revo
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.06x5.22x.65 in. .50 lbs.

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