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Persona Non Grata: A Memoir of Disenchantment with the Cuban Revolution

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In 1970 Jorge Edwards was sent by socialist Chilean President Salvador Allende as his country's first envoy to break the diplomatic blockade that had sealed Cuba for over a decade. His arrival coincided with the turning point of the revolution, when Castro began to repress the very intellectuals he once courted. In Kafkaesque detail, Edwards records the four explosive months he spent in Havana trying to open a Chilean embassy and his disenchantment with the revolution. His stay culminated in the arrest of his friend Heberto Padilla—the first imprisonment of a well-known writer by the regime—for giving Edwards a "negative view of the revolution." In a menacing midnight political debate with Edwards immediately after Padilla's arrest, Castro argued that in this phase of the revolution, bourgeois writers would no longer have "anything to do in Cuba." Castro accused Edwards of "conduct hostile to the revolution" and declared him "persona non grata." The winner of the Cervantes prize—the Spanish language equivalent to the Nobel Prize for literature—Jorge Edwards' memoir splendidly recounts this time and the wrath of Castro.

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The winner of the Cervantes Prize--the Spanish language equivalent to the Nobel Prize for literature--Jorge Edwards' memoir splendidly recounts his experiences during the time of the Cuban Revolution and the wrath of Castro.

Synopsis:

In Kafkaesque detail, Edwards records the four explosive months he spent in Havana trying to open a Chilean embassy and his disenchantment with the revolution.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560256076
Preface:
Paz, Octavio
Publisher:
Nation Books
Preface:
Paz, Octavio
Author:
Edwards, Jorge
Author:
Paz, Octavio
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Political
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Diplomats
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Cuba Politics and government 1959-
Subject:
Chile Politics and government 1970-1973.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Series:
Nation Books
Series Volume:
A Memoir of Disencha
Publication Date:
20040420
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 13 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The winner of the Cervantes Prize--the Spanish language equivalent to the Nobel Prize for literature--Jorge Edwards' memoir splendidly recounts his experiences during the time of the Cuban Revolution and the wrath of Castro.
"Synopsis" by , In Kafkaesque detail, Edwards records the four explosive months he spent in Havana trying to open a Chilean embassy and his disenchantment with the revolution.
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